David Cronenberg meets Tenet in director Martin Grof’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller Sensation, releasing on Amazon Prime April 16th 2021. The film follows a lowly postman who is inducted into a top-secret superhuman DNA program at a research facility, it’s revealed that he’ll be able to receive, control and send information based on the senses of others.
Andrew, (Eugene Simon) on a quest to uncover hidden truths about his family history, provides a top-secret agency with his DNA in order to discover his ancestry. It’s revealed that not only does Andrew have unlocked superhuman powers within his DNA but his grandparents previously participated in a government program that tried to influence human senses. He joins the program only to find, he’s not alone. Joining him at the grand research facility in the British countryside is a group of other individuals with superhuman skills. The agency tells Andrew that he’ll be able to receive information based on his senses and furthermore be able to control the senses of others. However, as the secret training unfolds, Andrew starts to struggle with the program due to his emotions continually being triggered. Very strange things start to happen following this as he is placed in several bizarre scenarios that make him question his reality.
Starring Game of Thrones’ Eugene Simon, Emily Wyatt, Jennifer Martin and Bethan Wright, Sensation is co-written by Grof and Magdalena Drahovska.