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The Arrival of Wang (2011)

L'arrivo di Wang (original title)
An extraterrestrial has arrived on earth and it is up to the State to find out its motive, in the meantime, the interpreter has concerns.
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Credited cast:
Ennio Fantastichini ...
Curti
Francesca Cuttica ...
Gaia
Juliet Esey Joseph ...
Amunike
Antonello Morroni ...
Max
Li Yong ...
Wang (voice)
Jader Giraldi ...
Falco
Rodolfo Baldini ...
De Renzi
Furio Ferrari ...
Torricelli
Angelo Nicotra ...
Generale
Massimo Triggiani ...
Riboldi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Giardina
Marco Iannitello ...
Poliziotto al centralino
Claudio Lullo ...
Giovane Politico
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An extraterrestrial has arrived on earth and it is up to the State to find out its motive, in the meantime, the interpreter has concerns.

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Like an extended episode of The Outer Limits
11 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE ARRIVAL OF WANG is a little-known, low-budget Italian sci-fi movie about a female translator, fluent in Mandarin, who finds herself undertaking the most unusual job of her career when contacted by a mysterious government branch. It starts off promisingly, provoking a sense of mystery and foreboding with its 'dark room' premise, but sadly it gets more and more ridiculous as the story progresses.

The main problem I had with the production is its reliance on CGI effects which look fairly ridiculous. A key twist early on had me bursting into laughter rather than being frightened as the female lead was. This transforms it into nothing more than an extended episode of THE OUTER LIMITS (circa 1990s), one which feels dragged out in places. Little happens, and when it's all over you wonder how they managed to fill the running time out.

There are some decent scenes and elements here, including a torture sequence or two which prove to be fairly hard-hitting, but I did find the story falling apart as the finishing line approached. The twist ending is anything but surprising, while the acting is little to write home about. It is a shame, because I believe with tighter realism and more focus on the human aspects of the tale this could have been great rather than average.


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