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Involution (2018)

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A future that's reality is a far cry from the one we live in today. The Earth has been sent out of control, affected by a cruel and inhuman mechanism that turns back Darwin's theory of Evolution.

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Pavel Khvaleev

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryan Masson ... Hamming
Dennis Hurley ... Ian
Adam Giannone ... Cain
Alyona Konstantinova Alyona Konstantinova ... Liv
Merlin Leonhardt Merlin Leonhardt ... Aaron
Karsten Mielke Karsten Mielke ... Taxi Driver
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A future that's reality is a far cry from the one we live in today. The Earth has been sent out of control, affected by a cruel and inhuman mechanism that turns back Darwin's theory of Evolution.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Russia | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Involucija See more »

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Monomania Films See more »
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A seemingly interesting idea whose execution is deeply flawed

This is one of the films i have chosen to see from FEST 18 in Belgrade. The idea of this movie seemed interesting to me, thus making my decision to see it.

'Involution', an english language European film directed by a Russian director/cinematographer Pavel Khvaleev, backed up by German production, unfolds an apocalyptic story where the entire world turns back on Darwin's theory on Evolution. The main leads, Hamming and Liv, a couple witnessing their future turn on its head and must save themselves from this apocalypse.

Honestly, i thought it wasn't that bad, yet it could've been done a lot better. It is not an easy task to make a challenging movie under a tight budget. The acting is rather cheesy, forced and cartoonish (especially the Cain character). The plot in some parts did not make any sense. However, the cinematography is absolutely stunning, especially in the dream sequences.

I would give this movie 5/10. Again, it wasn't bad but it wasn't great. It could've done better.


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