During a bright Norwegian summer at a nondescript housing complex, a group of young children become friends while playing in the communal playground. Nine-year-old Ida is delighted when Ben, a lonely boy her age, demonstrates his powers of telekinesis. Another girl, Aisha, can read minds and soon the three of them are honing their supernatural skills unbeknown to their parents. As they become more powerful, their play takes a malevolent turn.
Creepy, atmospheric and chilling, with superb performances from the young cast, The Innocents explores the sometimes-dark world of childhood.