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Vivarium (2019)

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A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.

Director:

Lorcan Finnegan

Writers:

Lorcan Finnegan (story by), Garret Shanley (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Imogen Poots ... Gemma
Danielle Ryan ... School Mom
Molly McCann ... Molly
Jesse Eisenberg ... Tom
Jonathan Aris ... Martin
Côme Thiry Côme Thiry ... Baby
Senan Jennings ... Young Boy
Eanna Hardwicke ... Older Boy
Olga Wehrly ... Crying Woman
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Storyline

A young couple is thinking about buying their starter home. And to this end, they visit a real estate agency where they are received by a strange sales agent, who accompanies them to a new, mysterious, peculiar housing development to show them a single-family home. There they get trapped in a surreal, maze-like nightmare. Written by Sitges Film Festival

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Taglines:

You're Home. Forever

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The title is Latin for "place of life". It also alludes to an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, with controls for environmental conditions. See more »

Quotes

Gemma: Did you see the boy?
Tom: No.
Gemma: He's gone missing.
Tom: Well, so have we.
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Connections

Remake of Foxes (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Shanty Town
Written by Desmond Dekker
Performed by Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company
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This is a solid film
31 March 2020 | by brianj-ferrySee all my reviews

Objectively, this movie is well thought out, acted, and shot. The plot quite honestly creeped me out and gave me nightmares (no kidding, the child in this movie filled me with a nameless dread) but it is absolutely worth a watch, which puts it into a category of about 8% of films on the market (imho). Imogen Poots takes us through the film bad mushroom trip version of what the climax of interstellar was for a good DMT trip, if that makes any sense. Jesse Eisenberg captures the dread of a colorless, myopic existence. This film was sort of indescribable. All the more anxiety inducing watching this during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Country:

Ireland | USA | Belgium | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vivarium See more »

Filming Locations:

Liege, Belgium See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,608
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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