BEFORE WE VANISH

SANPO SURU SHINRYAKUSHA

By Kiyoshi KUROSAWA

NIKKATSU CORPORATION - as SALES All rights, Asia / PROD

Science-fiction - Completed 2017

Don’t let them into your head.

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Festival de Cannes 2017
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Science-fiction
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 129 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kiyoshi KUROSAWA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sachiko TANAKA, Kiyoshi KUROSAWA
    • EIDR 10.5240/3155-81EE-BCB8-77B4-97EF-3
    • Producer(s)
    • Yuki ISHIDA (Japan), Yumi ARAKAWA (Japan)
    • Synopsis
    • After going missing for several days, a man named Shinji (Ryuhei Matsuda) reappears, acting nothing like his former self. His relationship with his wife Narumi (Masami Nagasawa) had been on the rocks, but he is now much calmer and kinder than he ever was before, which only serves to exasperate her even further. Shinji also has a new daily routine of heading out for leisurely strolls around the neighborhood, but for what purpose?
      Elsewhere in town, a family is brutally murdered, and other strange incidents begin occurring frequently. Journalist Sakurai (Hiroki Hasegawa) starts to investigate, and makes a startling discovery. An ominous mood spreads over the otherwise ordinary town, and events take unsettling turns.
      Eventually, Shinji confronts Narumi with a shocking claim: that he is an advance scout for an invasion of Earth. Meanwhile, Sakurai becomes increasingly caught up in the spiraling chaos. Daily lives taken for granted are overturned in an instant. Unwitting actions have unimaginable consequences. What sights await these people, and what fate beckons humanity?
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