Release News & Press

UK Release

Arrow Films release IDENTICALS in the UK on VoD from 15th August and on DVD from 22nd August 2016.
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North American Release

From Brit Writer/Director Simon Pummell and Producer Janine Marmot comes the science-fiction thriller IDENTICALS, debuting in US theaters, on Demand and Digital March 25 and arriving on DVD April 5 from Samuel Goldwyn Films & Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In IDENTICALS, the organization Brand New U helps its customers make a “life upgrade” by replacing their life with an “identical” but more advantageous one. The film stars Lachlan Nieboer (Charlie Countryman), Nora-Jane Noone (Brooklyn), Nick Blood (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Michelle Asante (London Boulevard) and Tony Way (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Japanese Release

New Select picks up Japanese rights to IDENTICALS for further information please visit

Press Quotes

Jonathan Glazer lit a beacon for European sci-fi with Under the Skin; now Simon Pummell’s here to keep that flame alive. An exhilarating future vision that cuts with a razor sharp blade right to the heart of a number of contemporary concerns.
Thomas Humphrey, CINEUROPA

A rich and allusive work, intellectually ambitious and visually arresting... possessed by a haunting strangeness that lingers long after the credits fade.

A twisty, tricksy British sci-fi thriller... this is a British genre piece with heart and a brain.
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Joel Harley, STARBURST

"Brilliant, a stunning, mindbending sci-fi thriller about one man's search for the perfect woman that out–Dicks Philip K. Dick, deserves to win the Michael Powell, best British Sci–Fi of the year."
★★★★★ David Watson, MOVIE RAMBLINGS

Writer- Director Simon Pummell goes for thrills and complexities in the tale of a sinister corporation that replaces humans with 'identicals'. Here is a very distinctive science-fiction parable from writer-director Simon Pummell: it is filmed in a burnished, measured manner. It is as accessible as The Double, and even Total Recall, but has a texture and atmosphere that are very much its own.
Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

A tense and dramatic showing of dream logic. Calls forth a formidable dose of the lone isolation of thrillers as diverse as Point Blank and Memento. Bringing to mind something of the philosophical concerns of Metropolis and Blade Runner.
★★★★☆ Robert W Monk, FLICKERING MYTH

A stunning to look at sci-fi love story.
An intricate and thought-provoking piece of British cinema.
Science-fiction for grown-ups, a total mindfuck of a movie!'


IDENTICALS has screened in competition at the following Film Festivals:

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Nominated for the Michael Powell Award
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam – Critics Choice
  • Sitges International Festival of Fantastic Film
  • L’Etrange Film Festival, Paris Opening Film
  • Utopiales, International Festival of Science Fiction
  • Sci-Fi London Film Festival
  • Courmayeur Noir International Film Festival
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Cork International film Festival