“Womb” tells the story of the cross-generational love affair between Rebecca (Eva Green) and Thomas (Matt Smith), two childhood friends who, once re-united, became instant lovers – only to be separated again by Thomas’ accidental death. After contemplating suicide, Rebecca finds consolation in the idea of cloning Matt back to life.
Although society at large hasn’t fully accepted the idea of human cloning, and often ostracizes those who have been cloned, Rebecca decides to forge ahead with her plans to give birth to her lost love – literally. Living in an old and isolated house, Thomas grows up believing his father died in an accident and she never mentions cloning to him. Notwithstanding their secret, Rebecca and Thomas lead an almost normal life during his first years.
But as the years go by, Rebecca seems less and less inclined to deal (or accept) the complexities of her decision – and eventually, Thomas grows to the exact image of her beloved man. One day, however, Rebecca’s secret is unveiled, and Thomas’ inexplicable urges have to be dealt with.