Vivarium is a 2019 science fiction thriller film directed by Lorcan Finnegan.
The starring cast includes Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Danielle Ryan, Jonathan Aris, Molly McCann, Senan Jennings, Côme Thiry, Eanna Hardwicke and Olga Wehrly.
Saban Films on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 released the trailer:
Vivarium Official Trailer (2020) - Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots.
The film opens with a short clip showing the parasitic lifecycle of cuckoos, who lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. Once hatched, the cuckoo pushes the mother bird's young out of the nest and is then tended to by the surrogate mother. By the end of the clip the cuckoo is disturbingly larger than the mother bird, greedily eating all she has to offer.
Young couple Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) want to purchase a house. They visit a strange real estate agent, Martin (Jonathan Aris), who tells them of a new development called Yonder. Gemma and Tom drive out to the development with Martin where the houses there are identical suburban homes. The place is silent, empty and otherworldly. Martin shows the couple around house #9 and then vanishes. Gemma and Tom attempt to leave Yonder but become lost; every route returns them to #9. The car eventually runs out of fuel and they decide to stay the night in #9.
The next morning, Tom climbs onto the roof to see if he can spot a way out of Yonder. He sees that the houses of Yonder seem to stretch into infinity. The couple decide to follow the artificial-looking sun, hoping it will lead them out if they stay on course. The couple, however, is still led back to #9. They find a delivery box filled with prepacked food and other necessities. A furious Tom sets #9 ablaze, hoping to attract attention. The exhausted couple falls asleep and awakes outside a rebuilt #9 to find a tiny infant in a box with instructions: "Raise the child and be released."
Three months later, the infant has rapidly grown to the size of a seven-year-old boy with an adult-like voice imitating Tom's and Gemma's. He incessantly demands attention, shrieking when they don't, and closely observes and mimics the couple when he is not absorbed by strange patterns on the television. Living with the boy and their strange imprisonment takes a psychological toll on the couple. Their physical well-being also worsens. Tom discovers that the soil of Yonder is made from a seemingly artificial substance. He starts to dig a hole and becomes obsessed. Digging makes him feel as if he has a purpose, but the hole just gets deeper and deeper. When he hears noises at the bottom of the hole, he continues digging.
Here is the full cast and characters of Vivarium.
The film Vivarium was scheduled to be released on May 18, 2019 (Cannes), on March 27, 2020 (Ireland, United Kingdom) and on April 17, 2020 (Turkey) by Vertigo Releasing, Saban Films, Les Bookmakers, Shaw Organisation, The Jokers, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Weird Wave, A Contracorriente Films, Concorde Home Entertainment, Films4You, Lumix Media, Umbrella Entertainment and XYZ Films.
The duration of the film is 97 minutes. The film grossed over $427,399.
The film Vivarium is rated with "R" rating.
Vivarium got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 72/100.
More information about Vivarium you can get at:
Official website: vivariumfilm.co.uk
Wikipedia: Vivarium (film)