The Girl with All the Gifts
Directed by: Colm McCarthy
Written by: Mike Carey
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua
Release Date: 2016
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In a heavily guarded compound, a small group of children are being studied in a program to discover the cure to a virus that has ravaged the globe. They are the last hope the human race has for survival. 10-year-old Melanie (Sennia Nanua) attends school lessons daily. Like any young girl she has a favorite teacher and a favorite subject, however, she is escorted to class in full body restraints and when they come for her, it is with guns drawn. Melanie and her fellow pupils are second-generation hybrids – part ‘Hungry’, part human. But unlike first generation ‘Hungries’, Melanie excels in the classroom, is acutely attentive, imaginative, highly intelligent and loves her favourite teacher, Miss Justineau. Melanie’s talents draw the attention of Dr. Caldwell who is searching for the key to the evolution of the virus. When the base is overrun by Hungries, Melanie escapes with Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton), Sergeant Parks (Paddy Considine) and Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close) who is intent on using Melanie to synthesize a vaccine. Does Melanie hold the key to unlocking a cure for the plague on course to destroy the human race?