By Clark Collis
September 30, 2016 at 07:41 PM EDT

In the new film Evolution, Max Brebant plays a 10-year-old named Nicolas, who lives in a remote seaside village populated only by boys his age and adult women. When he makes a disturbing discovery beneath the ocean waves — a dead boy with a red starfish on his stomach — Nicolas begins to question everything about his existence. What are the half-remembered images he recalls, as if from another life? If the woman he lives with is not his mother, then who is she? And what awaits the boys when they are all suddenly confined to a hospital? 

Directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (2004’s Marion Cotillard-starring Innocence) Evolution arrives in theaters on Nov. 25.

You can exclusively see the film’s intense and rather disturbing trailer above.