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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ennio Fantastichini Ennio Fantastichini ... Curti
Francesca Cuttica Francesca Cuttica ... Gaia
Juliet Esey Joseph Juliet Esey Joseph ... Cynthia Amounike
Li Yong Li Yong ... Wang (voice)
Antonello Morroni Antonello Morroni ... Max
Jader Giraldi Jader Giraldi ... Falco
Carmen Giardina Carmen Giardina ... Dottoressa
Rodolfo Baldini Rodolfo Baldini ... De Renzi
Angelo Nicotra Angelo Nicotra ... Generale
Massimo Triggiani Massimo Triggiani ... Riboldi
Furio Ferrari Furio Ferrari ... Torricelli
Marco Iannitello Marco Iannitello ... Poliziotto Centralino
Alessandro Chiodo Alessandro Chiodo ... Poliziotto Centralino 2
Luigi Marani Luigi Marani ... Berardi
Eleonora Deidda Eleonora Deidda ... Poliziotta


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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Six minutes and five seconds in, as Gaia walks towards the street to meet her driver, you can see near her right back pocket a red glowing light coming from under her shirt. It could be the power supply of her mic or possibly her phone. See more »

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Like an extended episode of The Outer Limits
11 October 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee 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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9 March 2012 (Italy) See more »

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Przybycie Wanga See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy


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Manetti bros. Film See more »
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