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Before We Vanish

Synopsis

The internationally acclaimed director of Tokyo Sonata and Journey to the Shore reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery.

Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob their hosts of the very essence of their being – all sense of good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving psychological and spiritual devastation in their wake.

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Starring

Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa

Directed by

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Written by

Sachiko Tanaka, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tomohiro Maekawa

Country Of Origin

Japan

Language

Japanese

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