Scenario director and producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the big screens with SPLIT, a thriller in the same category as Sixth Sense, Indestructible and Signs, films that have consecrated him as a master of suspense. This time, we enter the fractured, but especially endowed mind of a man who has a dissociative identity disorder.
The mental divisions of those who suffer from dissociative identity have always fascinated scientists who have not even found an explanation. Some patients even get to change their physiognomy for each personality they show, but also the cognitive and physiological system, which makes the mystery around this condition still unresolved.
Although Kevin (James McAvoy) has revealed 23 personalities in the safety of his psychiatrist’s cabinet, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), it seems that another has remained well hidden, and is about to manifest and dominate everything else.
When kidnapping three teenagers, including Casey (Anya Talor-Joy), a witty and sensual girl, a real battle for survival between his personalities and those around him is triggered, the stake being survival. When the walls between his mental compartments begin to collapse one after the other, not only his victims are in danger, but also those who try to help Kevin.