Many have expressed that Never Let Me Go is a film they’d prefer to experience without knowing anything about its story beforehand. If you feel that way, I advise against watching the trailer below. I certainly don’t intend to spoil anything (because I’ve not seen the film yet), but this trailer does reveal plot details that you may or may not want to know before seeing the film.
Never Let Me Go is adapted from a novel of the same name written by Kazuo Ishaguro, who also wrote The Remains of the Day and The White Countess (both have also been adapted for the screen in the past decade). The film is directed by Mark Romanek, who directed the 2002 critically acclaimed thriller One Hour Photo. Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield play three students boarding at Hailsham Academy, a school for special children who will grow up to make contributions to society–many contributions. We and the students later learn that they are bred, born, and raised to donate their organs to other human beings.
So, that’s what the film looks like on paper. Now, have a look at the remarkably stunning visuals of the trailer. There’s the chief reason that I cannot wait to see Never Let Me Go.