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Before We Vanish

2h 9m Science Fiction, Romance 2017

Another accomplished film from the master of modern malaise, Kiyoshi Kurosawa (TOKYO SONATA) which 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.

The impossibly talented Kurosawa puts his distinctive stamp on this pulpy B movie premise, turning it into a poignant and thought provoking story that indulges more of a playful side than his previous films. ~ AroVideo

“Anytime it feels that Before We Vanish is getting too caught up in its thought process, the director is always ready with a flash of ultra violence, slapstick humor, or a pithy line.” ~ Rory O’Connor, The Film Stage.


Kiyoshi Kurosawa







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