5.8/10
567
3 user 36 critic

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.
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti
Stars: Giampaolo Morelli, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Giuseppe Soleri
Documentary | Biography | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this "beautifully intimate and utterly unique piece of cinema", Toby Amies crosses the line between filmmaker and carer, trying to cope with the strange and hilarious world view of the fragile eccentric, Drako Zarharzar. A love story.

Director: Toby Amies
Stars: Tony Banwell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.

Director: Debra Granik
Stars: Vera Farmiga, Hugh Dillon, Clint Jordan
The Rise (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration. Can he get revenge and win back his fed-up girlfriend?

Director: Rowan Athale
Stars: Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon, Vanessa Kirby
The Serpent (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fashion photographer Vincent Mandel, in the midst of a difficult divorce, is suddenly being accused of rape and extorted. What does his former classmate Joseph Plender want from him?

Director: Eric Barbier
Stars: Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac, Pierre Richard
Inspector Coliandro (TV Series 2006)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Giampaolo Morelli, Giuseppe Soleri, Veronica Logan
Fish Story (2009)
Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the year 2012 a comet approaches earth, threatening to end civilization when it impacts. On the streets of Japan, a single music store remains open, its proprietor insisting to his ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Stars: Vincent Giry, Gaku Hamada, Atsushi Itô
Species III (Video 2004)
Sci-Fi | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Sara (Sunny Mabrey), the daughter of Eve (Natasha Henstridge) begins her mission to mate with humans, while a specialist military team hunt her down to kill her before its too late.

Director: Brad Turner
Stars: Robin Dunne, Robert Knepper, Sunny Mabrey
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A newly hired cop from Naples, with a past in music studies, gets recruited for a special mission as a pianist for a band close to a mob boss.

Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti
Stars: Alessandro Roja, Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi
Paura 3D (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Three young musicians think they have luck on their side when they score the keys to a beautiful villa outside of Rome for the weekend. Unfortunately, they soon discover that they are not alone.

Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti
Stars: Lorenzo Pedrotti, Peppe Servillo, Domenico Diele
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Transilvania, anno 2000. Affascinato dalle 'veline' televisive italiane che riceve con la parabolica, il conte Dracula decide di partire per l'Italia, in cerca di sangue e carne fresca. In ... See full summary »

Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti
Stars: Toni Bertorelli, Micaela Ramazzotti, Raffaele Vannoli
Beast Stalker (2008)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A traffic accident changed their lives forever. In capturing wanted criminal Zhang Yidong, Sergeant Tang Fei (Nicholas Tse) was involved in a gunfight and car accident that put the criminal... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam
Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jingchu Zhang, Nick Cheung
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Przybycie Wanga  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bloody Wang!! lucy_hutchison
Did 'Mr. Wang' pull a Tonto?? teh6
Good film chris-deighton
Discuss The Arrival of Wang (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?