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Director: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons, William Hurt, Jake Abel, Boyd Holbrook, Chandler Canterbury

Running time: 125 minutes

Certificate: 12A

Synopsis: In the future, aliens known as Souls have taken over our planet. They inhabit our bodies, but have turned our society into a perfect place with no crime, hate, or lies. When a member of the human resistance, Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), is captured and becomes a host for a Soul called Wanderer, Wanderer soon finds herself battling with Melanie’s consciousness for control of the body. After forming a bond, Wanderer attempts to reunite Melanie with the human resistance.

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