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Arrival ()


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A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecrafts land around the world.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 65 wins & 253 nominations.
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Louise Banks
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Ian Donnelly
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Colonel Weber
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Agent Halpern
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Captain Marks
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General Shang
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8-Year-Old-Hannah
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12-Year-Old-Hannah
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6-Year-Old-Hannah
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Dr. Kettler
Lucas Chartier-Dessert ...
Private Lasky
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Private Combs
Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld ...
CNAC Anchor
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Environmental Tech
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Environmental Tech
Sonia Vigneault ...
Dr. J. Bydwell
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Richard Riley
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Press Secretary
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Australian Scientist
Tony Robinow ...
British Scientist
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CIA Officer Dan Ryder
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Preacher
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Chinese Scientist
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Chinese Scientist
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Russian Officer
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Danish Scientist
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Sudan Representative
Abdelghafour Elaaziz ...
African Representative
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Sierra Leone Representative
Alex M. Yeuh ...
Japanese Minister
Daniel Esteban ...
Venezuelan Representative
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Chinese Man
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Grad Student with Smartphone
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Cryptographer
Lorne Brass ...
Cryptographer
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Cryptographer
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Science Team Member
Michael Nangreaves ...
Science Team Member
Reda Guerinik ...
Communication Ops
Adrien Benn ...
Communication Ops
Sasha Samar ...
Communication Ops
Kathleen Stavert ...
Communications Ops
Kattia Thony ...
Nurse
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Nurse
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Lieutenant
Gurdeep Ahluwalia ...
Soldier
Shawn Campbell ...
TV Anchor
Brian Dunstan ...
TV Anchor
Dan Duran ...
TV Anchor
Lori Graham ...
TV Anchor
Orla Johannes ...
TV Anchor
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TV Anchor (as John Moore)
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TV Anchor
Hal Roberts ...
TV Anchor
Camille Ross ...
TV Anchor
Ola Sturik ...
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Tammie Sutherland ...
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Middle Aged Woman (uncredited)
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Skype CIA Agent (uncredited)
Chloë Bellande ...
MIT College girl (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Alexander Da Mota ...
Venezuelan Military (uncredited)
Akul Dang ...
Pakistani Scientist (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Hannah (4 yrs. old) (uncredited)
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Foreign Correspondent (uncredited)
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Halpern's Deputy Director (uncredited)
Eric Largo ...
Student (uncredited)
Robert D. Morais ...
Master Sergeant Douglas (uncredited)
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US Army Major (uncredited)
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Gala Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Denis Villeneuve ... (directed by)

Written by

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Eric Heisserer ... (screenplay by)
 
Ted Chiang ... (based on the story "Story of Your Life" written by)

Produced by

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Paul Barbeau ... line producer: additional unit
Dan Cohen ... executive producer
Eric Heisserer ... executive producer
Martin Henri ... line producer: additional unit
Michael Jackman ... co-producer (as Michael A. Jackman)
Dan Levine ... producer (produced by)
Shawn Levy ... producer (produced by)
David Linde ... producer (produced by)
Karen Lunder ... executive producer
Tory Metzger ... executive producer
Milan Popelka ... executive producer
Aaron Ryder ... producer (produced by)
Stan Wlodkowski ... executive producer
Glen Basner ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Jóhann Jóhannsson ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Bradford Young ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joe Walker

Editorial Department

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Alexandre Bouchard ... dailies producer
Timothy Ferris ... post-production assistant
Joe Gawler ... digital intermediate colorist
Mary Lukasiewicz ... first assistant editor
Zach Marshall ... assistant editor: EPK and BTS
Mirenda Ouellet ... assistant editor
Tom Randaxhe ... vfx assistant editor
Nicolas J. Sauriol ... dailies engineer
John Sylva ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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Patrice Vermette

Art Direction by

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Isabelle Guay ... supervising art director
Nicolas Lepage ... (additional photography)
Jean-Pierre Paquet
Robert Parle

Set Decoration by

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Marie-Soleil Dénommé
Paul Hotte
André Valade

Costume Design by

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Renée April

Makeup Department

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Fríða Aradóttir ... key hair stylist (as Frida Svala Aradóttir)
Gillian Chandler ... makeup artist
Marie-Christine Cormier ... assistant hairdresser: extras
Sandro Di Gioacchino ... assistant hairdresser
Jennifer Dionne ... assistant makeup artist
Réjean Goderre ... hair stylist: additional unit / key hairdresser: Ms. Adams & Mr. Renner
Xiao Yun Hu ... assistant makeup artist: splinter unit (as Sherry Hu)
Mario Huot ... assistant hairdresser
Catherine Laniel ... assistant makeup artist
Joan Patricia Parris ... additional photography
Colleen Quinton ... makeup department head
Morag Ross ... makeup artist: Ms. Adams & Mr. Renner
Marie-Lise Taupier ... hairdresser: Ms. Adams & Mr. Renner
Marianne Bobet ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Sabrina Trudel ... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michelle Quinn ... production manager: additional unit
Hélène Ross ... production manager
Stan Wlodkowski ... unit production manager
Alain Caporicci ... On Set Production Assistant (uncredited)
Michael Jackman ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marie-José Bourassa ... first assistant director: splinter unit
Marie-Julie Dallaire ... second unit director: splinter unit
Martin Doepner ... additional third assistant director
Brigitte Goulet ... second assistant director
Carl Kouri ... third assistant director: splinter unit
Karine P. Labelle ... second second assistant director
Kaven MacDonald ... third assistant director
Moumita Mondal ... second unit director
Evelyne Renaud ... additional third assistant director
Donald Sparks ... first assistant director
Dandy Thibaudeau ... second assistant director: splinter unit
Yanick DiVito ... additional third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Serge Archambault ... head scenic painter
Carole Arpin ... assistant on-set property master
Marjorie Beauchamp ... scenic painter
Martine Bertrand ... alien language design
Jocelyn Charbonneau ... set dresser
Anouk Chénier ... assistant art department coordinator
Stephen Craig ... scenic painter
Louis Frederic Denomme ... set dresser
Luc-Eric Duhamel ... set dresser
Martha Fernandez ... art department coordinator: additional photography
Jean Gagnon ... set designer
Sébastien Gervais ... set dresser
Simon Guilbault ... set designer
Martin Handfield ... key on-set property master
Meinert Hansen ... concept artist
Luc Houle ... set dresser
Sam Hudecki ... storyboard artist
Marc-Andre Jalbert ... set dresser
Peter Konig ... concept artist
Helene Lamarre ... art department coordinator
Marco Lavallée ... set dresser
Carl Lessard ... graphic designer
Josée Létourneau ... assistant head scenic
Martin Macrae ... concept artist
Andre Nicolas Malouf ... set dresser (as André Nicholas Malouf)
Aaron Morrison ... assistant art director
Lise Pharand ... property master
Jocelyn Tapp ... lead carpenter
Pier Lefebvre ... special props/set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mimi Allard ... sound special effects editor
Pierre-Jules Audet ... sound effects editor
Niels Barletta ... foley mixer
Mathieu Beaudin ... sound effects editor
Nicolas Becker ... foley artist / foley artist: Special sound effects
Sylvain Bellemare ... supervising sound editor
Luc Boudrias ... re-recording mixer
Olivier Calvert ... sound designer Aliens shell-Vessel
Daniel Capeille ... sound effects editor
Phil Castellano Jr. ... adr recordist: trailer
Maxwell Chamberlin ... adr mixer
Michelle Child ... sound designer: Alien Vocals
Valéry Dufort-Boucher ... dialogue editor
Christian Frazier ... adr
Bernard Gariépy Strobl ... re-recording mixer
Yannick Gauthier ... technical support
Ilyaa Ghafouri ... sound assistant
Steven Ghouti ... foley mixer
Simon Girard ... assistant sound editor
Olivier Guillaume ... foley mixer / foley mixer: Special sound effects
Barbara Heller ... post adr
Kyle D. Krajewski ... adr mixer
Claude La Haye ... sound mixer
Gabrielle Labelle Joly ... re-recording assistant
Louis-Antoine Lassonde ... adr mixer
Gilles Marsalet ... assistant to foley artist
Aurélien Mauro ... mix assistant: Dolby Atmos french dubbing / sound mix assistant
James A. Moore ... adr recordist
Alan Robert Murray ... sound effects editor
Tyler Newhouse ... adr recordist
Steve Perski ... sound recordist
Claire Pochon ... dialogue editor
Francis Péloquin ... boom operator
Luc Raymond ... foley editor
Patrick Rioux ... sfx recordist
Stan Sakellaropoulos ... adr supervisor
Joey Simas ... technical support
Leonard Vasco ... technical support
Gregory Vincent ... foley artist
Dave Whitehead ... sound designer: Alien Vocals
Justin Scott Wilson ... sound recordist
Kathie Talbot ... sound designer: trailer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Andy Antoine ... senior special effects supervisor
Dana Campbell ... special effects foreman
Justin Christofaro ... special effects assistant
Ryal Cosgrove ... special effects coordinator
Vincent Marion ... special effects technician
Marc Reichel ... special effects
Luc Therrien ... senior special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Ahrens ... cg supervisor: Folks
Hussam Alazhar ... production support: Rodeo FX
Alexandre Alin ... layout/tracking: Hybride
Rene Allegretti ... matchmove artist: Rodeo FX
Melissa Almeida ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Adrien Annesley ... animator: Rodeo FX
Félix Arsenault ... modeler: Framestore
Marc Aubry ... animator: Hybride
Mostafa Badran ... character rigging: Hybride / visual effects
Alexandru Banuta ... modeling artist: Rodeo FX
Guillaume Baratte ... rigging artist: Rodeo FX
Andrew Barry ... compositor
Jean-François Barthelemy ... animator: Rodeo FX
Owens Bazile ... fx artist: Rodeo FX
Eliott Beaudon ... matte painting: Raynault VFX
Michael Beaulac ... digital compositor
Olivier Beaulieu ... lead digital compositor: Hybride
Simon Beaupré ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
David Begin ... technology support: Framestore
Matt Belbin ... digital effects supervisor: Folks
Michaël Bentitou ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Sylvain Berger ... technical director: Hybride
Sébastien Bergeron ... visual effects producer: Folks
Fanny Berthiaume ... cg artist: Raynault VFX
Didier Bertrand ... compositing supervisor: Alchemy 24
Louise Bertrand ... visual effect producer: Hybride
Miguel Berube Ouellet ... modeler: Hybride
Philippe Bienvenue ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Michael Blain ... senior research and development engineer
Tim Blake ... modeling artist: Rodeo FX
Vincent Blanco ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Trace Bloomer ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Jason Bohbot ... technical support: Hybride
Samuel Boisvert ... digital compositor: MELS Studios
Cédric Bonnaffoux ... technical support: Hybride
Daniel Booty ... visual effects producer: Framestore
Antoine Bordeleau ... production support: Rodeo FX
Dawid Borkiewicz ... lighting artist: Rodeo FX
Maryse Bouchard ... lead textures & lighting: Hybride
Marie-Philippe Boudreau ... production support: Rodeo FX
Mathieu Boudreau ... production assistant: Hybride
Mathieu Boulanger ... lead services visual effects: MELS Studios
Guillaume Boulay ... animator: Rodeo FX
Sara Bourque ... visual effect coordinator: Rodeo FX
Xavier Bourque ... lead digital compositor: Hybride
Arnaud Brisebois ... vfx supervisor: Rodeo FX
Benoît Brière ... visual effects producer: Oblique FX
Kevin R. Browne ... visual effects artist
Antony Buonomo ... digital artist
Edouard Buttiero ... motion graphic: Hybride
Caroline Bélisle ... administration: Hybride
Meggie Cabral ... visual effects producer
Steve Cady ... lead animator: Hybride
Cynthia Rodriguez del Castillo ... digital compositor: Hybride
Sarah Cauchois ... previs production manager
Julien Chabot ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Marie Soleil Chabot ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Christophe Chabot-Blanchet ... production support: Rodeo FX
Philippe Chamberland ... motion designer: MELS Studios
Martin Chamney ... previs supervisor
Guillaume Champagne ... modeling artist: Rodeo FX
Josee Chapdelaine ... rigger: Oblique FX / visual effects artist
Tristan Charette ... render wrangler: Rodeo FX
Simon Chassé ... roto artist: Alchemy 24
Matthieu Chatelier ... digital compositor: Hybride
Michael Cherrington ... technodolly technician
Gaël Chopin ... digital compositor: Folks
Gabrielle Chouinard ... production support: Rodeo FX
Louis-Philippe Clavet ... roto: Oblique FX
Annie Cliche ... visual effects producer: Rodeo FX
Félix Clément ... production assistant: Hybride
Marie-Joëlle Clément ... production support: Rodeo FX
Catherine Coley ... communications: Rodeo FX
Veronique Comeau ... texture artist: Rodeo FX
André-Pierre Cormier ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Mélanie Cotton ... technical support: Hybride
Philippe Cournoyer ... roto artist: Alchemy 24
Thomas Courtois ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Marie-Pier Couture-Alain ... digital compositor: Oblique FX
Antonio Covelo Peleteiro ... effects technical director: framestore
Jean-Michel Cristofaro ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Francois Croteau ... matte painter: Rodeo FX
Joanie Croteau ... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Nathalie Cyr ... visual effects coordinator: Raynault VFX
Romain Côte ... texture artist: Rodeo FX
Roberto D'Alesio ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Hua Dai ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Christophe Damiano ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Vicky Daneau ... vfx editor
Jamie Darville ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Dominic Dauphin ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Robert De La Cruz ... modeler: Hybride
Camille Deguire ... visual effect production assistant: Rodeo FX
Thierry Delattre ... visual effect executive producer: Hybride
Valentin Delbroucq ... roto: Oblique FX
Arthur Deschamps ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Maxime Desforges ... roto artist: Alchemy 24
Luc Desmarais ... technical support: Hybride
Simon Devault ... lead compositor: Folks
Anouk Deveault-Moreau ... communications: Rodeo FX
James Dong ... fx artist: Rodeo FX
Thomas Dotheij ... assistant technical director: Framestore
Xavier Doyon ... digital compositor
Luke Drummond ... digital compositor
Julien Dubuisson ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Julien Dubusset ... fx animator: Hybride
Maxime Ducharme ... matchmover: Rodeo FX
Lafleche Dumais ... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Frederic Dupere ... matte painting: Raynault VFX
Louis-Martin Duval ... creative director
David Décoste ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Jennifer Elena ... production support: Rodeo FX
Jean-Olivier Esther ... modeling: Oblique FX
Jean-François Ferland ... visual effects supervisor: Alchemy 24
Deak Ferrand ... concept artist: Rodeo FX
Tobiasz Filipowicz ... motion designer: MELS Studios
Jean-Pierre Flayeux ... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Anthony Fong ... animator: Rodeo FX
Sara Fontaine ... texture artist: Rodeo FX
Vincent Forand ... digital compositor: MELS Studios
Martin Fourat ... visual effects assistant editor: MELS Studios
Josiane Fradette ... vfx producer: Raynault VFX
Elliot Francoeur ... production support: Rodeo FX
Jessica Francoeur-Ducharme ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Mario Fraser ... modeling: Oblique FX
Alan Fregtman ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Vincent Frei ... production support: Rodeo FX
Michel Frenette ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Marie Fétiveau ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Carl Gagnon ... modeling artist: Rodeo FX
Erik Gagnon ... motion designer: MELS Studios
Frédéric Gagnon ... lighting/shading: Oblique FX
Thibaud Galbois ... visual effects coordinator: Rodeo FX
Jean-Francois Gallant ... fx animator: Hybride
Francois Garcia ... visual effects executive: MELS Studios / vp creative services: MELS Studios
Geneviève Gareau ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Emmanuel Gatera ... animator: Hybride
Roxanne Geoffroy ... production support: Rodeo FX
Sandra Germain ... visual effects producer
Stephan Gervais ... technical support: Hybride
Élodie Gilbert-Lachapelle ... animator: Rodeo FX (as Élodie Gilbert Lachapelle)
Thomas Gillet ... texture artist
Paul Gillot ... visual effects data wrangler
Ève Giordani ... visual effects production assistant: Rodeo FX
Mathieu Girard ... digital compositor: Hybride
Jose Luis Gomez Godinez ... digital compositor: MELS Studios
Christopher Gonnord ... modeling: Oblique FX
Björn Gottwald ... compositor: Framestore
Olivier Goulet ... matte painting td: Rodeo FX
Mathieu Goulet-Aubin ... 3d artist: MELS Studios
Olivier Gravel ... digital compositor: Hybride
Matthew Gray ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Colin Green ... previs artist: Rodeo FX
Jonathan Grégoire ... animator: Rodeo FX
Veronique Guay ... digital compositor: Hybride
Christophe Guertin ... render wrangler: Rodeo FX
Jean-Sebastien Guillemette ... cg supervisor: Rodeo FX
Nick Guth ... visual effects artist
Marie-Ève Gélinas ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Jeffrey Halavi ... visual effects artist (as Ely Halavi)
Kevin Harding ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Julie Harton ... motion design coordinator: MELS Studios
Gael Hollard ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Nadine Homier ... lead digital compositor: Hybride
Bryan Hsu ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24 / roto artist: lead (Alchemy 24)
Catherine Hébert ... matte painter: Oblique FX
Sasha Leigh Izadpanah ... vfx editor: Framestore
Noémie Jacques ... visual effects producer: Oblique FX
Jean-Sebastien Jasenovic ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Stephane Jean-Mary ... character rigging: Hybride
Bruno-Pierre Jobin ... digital compositor: Hybride
Yann Jouannic ... visual effects coordinator: MELS Studios
Étienne Jubinville ... matchmove artist: Rodeo FX
Lari Karam ... lead fx animator: Hybride
Alban Kasikci ... digital compositor: Oblique FX
Joseph Kasparian ... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Sith Khay ... matte painter: framestore (as Sithiriscient Khay)
Dominik Kirouac ... fx artist: Rodeo FX
Jennifer Kitching ... previs artist
Peter Konig ... concept artist
Julie Kubbillun ... visual effect coordinator: Rodeo FX
Laura Kwan ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Melanie La Rue ... visual effects executive producer: Rodeo FX
Heston Labbe ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Eric Labranche ... production support: Rodeo FX
Caroline Labrie ... animator: Hybride
Alain Lachance ... visual effects supervisor: MELS Studios / visual effects supervisor: MELS
Alain Lacroix ... layout/tracking: Hybride
Jean-Francois Lafleur ... visual effects coordinator: Oblique FX
Marie-Claude Lafontaine ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24 / visual effects coordinator: Alchemy 24
Guillaume Laforge ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX / technology support: Rodeo FX
Alexandre Lafortune ... visual effects supervisor / visual effects supervisor: Oblique FX
Emanuel LaFrance ... senior compositor: Hybride
Mathieu Lalonde ... modeler: Hybride
Karl Alexandre Lamarre-Parent ... visual effects production assistant: Rodeo FX
Jeremy Lambolez ... previs artist
Andréanne Lamoureux ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Vassilios Lanaris ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Isabelle Langlois ... vp production: Rodeo FX
Louis-Charles Lapointe ... visual effect coordinator: Rodeo FX
Maxime Lapointe ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Etienne Laroche ... cg artist: Raynault VFX
Xavier Larocque ... digital compositor: Hybride
Francis Larose ... vfx operation manager: Alchemy 24
Lopez Laura ... production support: Rodeo FX
Geoffroy Lauzon ... lead motion graphic: Hybride
Emilien Lazaron ... visual effects consultant
Sylvain Lebeau ... visual effects supervisor: SHED
Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Chaput ... digital compositor: Oblique FX
Mathieu Leclaire ... technical director: Hybride
Benoit Lefebvre ... layout/tracking: Hybride
Jesse Lehrman ... pipeline manager: Rodeo FX
Patrick Lemay-Hardy ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Maxime Lemieux ... digital compositor: Hybride
Lyne Lepage ... digital compositor
Samuel Lepage-Bedard ... digital compositor: Hybride
Jean-Sebastien Letourneau ... production assistant: Hybride
Jacques Levesque ... production support: Rodeo FX
Pierre-Luc Levesque ... motion designer: MELS Studios
Veronique Levesque ... lighting artist: Rodeo FX
Sébastien Levrard ... production support: Rodeo FX
Edy Susanto Lim ... lead rigging: Rodeo FX
Curtis Linstead ... system engineer: Raynault VFX
François Lord ... technical director: Oblique FX
Louis-Alexandre Lord ... digital compositor: Oblique FX
Samuel Loriault-Goulet ... layout/tracking: Hybride
Pascal Lortie-Langlois ... fx animator: Hybride
Martine Losier ... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Ahmidou Lyazidi ... technical director: Hybride
Hugo Léveillé ... compositing supervisor: MELS Studios
Martin Macrae ... art director: vfx
Stephane Mailet ... matchmover: Rodeo FX
Guillaume Mainville ... cg supervisor: Oblique FX
Javier Marcheselli ... supervising vfx editor
Amelie Marcoux ... visual effect coordinator: Rodeo FX
Karina Mariano ... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Richard Martin ... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Rob Mason ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Amaury Matu ... render wrangler: Rodeo FX
Eric Mc Guire ... matte painter/matte painting td: Rodeo FX
David McKay ... matchmove artist: Rodeo FX
Christian Menard ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Belly Mingmuong ... digital compositor: Hybride
Ken Mohammed ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Dominique Moisan ... layout artist: Rodeo FX
David Monfette ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Ivan Moran ... visual effects supervisor: Framestore
Sonia Moreau ... communications: Rodeo FX
Sébastien Moreau ... visual effects executive producer: Rodeo FX
Alain Morin ... roto artist: Alchemy 24
Benoit Morin ... layout/tracking: Hybride
Gabriel Morin ... lighting/shading: Oblique FX
Jean-Christophe Morin ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Louis Morin ... visual effects supervisor
Stéphanie Morin ... cg artist: Raynault VFX
Jean-Francois Morissette ... matchmove artist: Rodeo FX
Sergio Mucino ... rigging artist: Rodeo FX
Stuart Munro ... matchmove artist: Framestore
Michel Murdock ... visual effects financial controller: Hybride
Melanie Murray ... visual effects production assistant: Rodeo FX
Alexandre Ménard ... previs artist: Rodeo FX
Catherine Nadeau ... vfx executive producer: Alchemy 24
Pierpaolo Navarini ... effect technical director: Framestore
My Phuong Nguyen ... texture artist: Oblique FX
Valérie Nicol ... production support: Rodeo FX
Jonathan Niquet ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Nicolas-Alexandre Noel ... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Daniel O'Shaughnessy ... paint & roto artist: framestore
Piper Odegard ... render wrangler: Rodeo FX
Nguon Vissal Ong ... compositing supervisor: Rodeo FX
Anna Pacchioni ... digital compositor: Hybride
Olivier Painchaud ... technical support: Hybride
Andris Pakalns ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Béatrice Palin ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Maxime Pearson ... roto: Oblique FX / rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Steve Pelchat ... lead layout/tracking: Hybride
Emmanuel Pelletier ... technical director: Hybride
Guillaume Pelletier ... animator: Rodeo FX
Gabrielle Perreault ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
William Perreault ... roto artist: Alchemy 24
Elaine Phaneuf ... animation artist: Oblique FX
Mathieu Phaneuf ... modeling artist: Rodeo FX
Maxime Philippon ... modeling artist: Rodeo FX
Patrick Piche ... technical director: Hybride
Dominic Piché ... lead modeler: Rodeo FX
Alexandre Pilon ... technical support: Hybride
Britton Plewes ... lead lighting td: Framestore
François Poirier ... visual effects editor: Rodeo FX
Amelie Poitras ... visual effects producer: Folks
Vincent Poitras ... compositing supervisor: Raynault VFX
Marina Popova ... visual effects coordinator: Rodeo FX
Etienne Poulin St-Laurent ... matchmove lead: Rodeo FX
Guillaume Poulin ... visual effects editor: Rodeo FX
Marc-Andre Poulin ... modeling: Oblique FX
Éric Pouliot ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Singarajan Praveen ... roto and paint artist: singarajan studios
Anne-Isabelle Pronkin ... production support: Rodeo FX
Simon-Pierre Puech ... digital compositor
Olivier Péloquin ... technical director: Alchemy 24
Jason Quintana ... cg supervisor: Framestore
D.J. Rahming ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Gladys Ramelot ... production support: Rodeo FX
Tom Randaxhe ... on set visual effects technician
David Raymond ... technical director: Oblique FX
Pierre Raymond ... president and head of production: Hybride
Mathieu Raynault ... supervisor: Raynault VFX
Jean Remond ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Amélie Rey ... digital compositor: Raynault VFX
Dominique Richer ... rotoscope artist: Rodeo FX
Jordi Riera ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Pascal Rigaud ... production support: Rodeo FX
Robert Rioux ... cg artist: Raynault VFX
Sébastien Rioux ... digital compositor: Hybride
Jean-Pierre Riverin ... digital effects artist
David Roberge ... modeler: Hybride
Antoine Rouleau ... matte painter: Oblique FX
Marc-Olivier Rouleau ... pipeline technical director
Pierre Rousseau ... fx artist: Rodeo FX
Gabriel Roy ... digital compositor: MELS Studios
Marc-André Roy ... visual effects production assistant: Rodeo FX
Jose Samson ... modeling artist: Rodeo FX
Randy Santandrea ... digital compositor: Oblique FX
Anthony Luigi Santoro ... digital compositor: framestore
Katy Savoie ... digital compositor: Hybride
Frederic Schmidt ... lighting artist: Rodeo FX
Frédérique Schmidt ... visual effects editor: Folks
Apoorva Shah ... fx animator: Hybride
Scott Shapiro ... visual effects consultant
Micha Sher ... digital compositor: Hybride
Jordan Soles ... vp development and technology: Rodeo FX
Aurélie Somet ... production support: Rodeo FX
Marie-Eve St-Amour ... production assistant: Hybride
Frederic St-Arnaud ... matte painting: Raynault VFX
Frederic St-Jean ... visual effects coordinator
Stéphanie St-Jean ... production support: Rodeo FX
Gregory Starck ... technology support: Rodeo FX
James Stone ... modeller
Josef Sy ... animator: Hybride
Sylvie Talbot ... communication: Hybride
Dolorès Tardif ... administration: Hybride
Alexandre Tessier ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Philippe Theroux ... visual effect supervisor: Hybride
Sylvain Theroux ... cg supervisor: Raynault VFX
Philippe Thibault ... digital effects supervisor: Folks
Sylvain Thibodeau ... i/o operator: MELS Studios
Eric G. Thivierge ... technical director: Hybride
Amelie Thomas ... visual effect coordinator: Rodeo FX
Dave Thomlison ... technical director: Hybride
Kar Hung Tom ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Benoit Touchette ... head of visual effects: MELS Studios
Carine Touraille ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Anne Tremblay ... communication: Hybride
Marco Tremblay ... lead modeler: Hybride
Marjolaine Tremblay ... visual effects bidding producer: Rodeo FX
Mathieu Tremblay ... digital compositor / digital compositor: Oblique fx
Myriam Tremblay ... production support: Rodeo FX
Véronique Tremblay ... digital compositor: Hybride
Christopher Tuleya ... digital compositor
Antonin Messier Turcotte ... visual effects artist
Alexandre Vachon ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Alexandra Vaillancourt ... visual effects producer: MELS Studios
Raphael Valle ... digital compositor: Hybride
Jessica Vallée ... texturing / texturing: Oblique FX
Jean Frédéric Veilleux ... digital compositor: Hybride
Nicholas Verschelde ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Pier-Luc Verville ... fx artist: Rodeo FX
Fabrice Vienne ... lead layout: Rodeo FX
Hernan Vietri ... cg artist: Raynault VFX
Sophie Vigne ... production support: Rodeo FX
Marie Vignola ... production support: Rodeo FX
Valérie Villeneuve ... textures & lighting: Hybride
Dominic Vincent ... digital compositor: Hybride
Adam Wierzchowski ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Toby Winder ... animator
Stephane Wirtel ... pipeline td: Rodeo FX
Teddy Wong ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Bruno Xiberras ... mocap artist: Rodeo FX
Deborah Zadzora ... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Céline Zapater ... visual effects editor: Rodeo FX
Yi Zhang ... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Tony Zotta ... technology support: Rodeo FX
Kareem ... visual effects (uncredited)
Riccardo Serraiocco ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Krista Bell ... stunt double: Amy Adams
Marc Désourdy ... stunt coordinator
Max Laferriere ... stunt double: Jeremy Renner
Martin St-Antoine ... key stunt rigger
Paul Viger ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alain Bisson Doyal ... technocrane operator
Hans Bjerno ... aerial director of photography
Yves Bélanger ... second unit director of photography: splinter unit
Christian Caperaa ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Frédéric Chamberland ... steadicam operator
Pierre Daudelin ... best boy electric
Alexanne Desrosiers ... camera utility
Jean-François Dubé ... key rigging grip
Eames Gagnon ... gaffer
Claude Gervais ... grip
Victor Ghizaru ... video assist
Pierre Gill ... director of photography: additional unit
Chloé Giroux-lachance ... first assistant camera (as Chloe Giroux)
Stephanie Girard Hamelin ... vfx video assist: second unit
Marc Hénaut ... electrician
Soupharak Keoborakoth ... second assistant camera
Keith Kerr ... key grip
Pierre-Luc L'Espérance ... rigging grip
Jacynthe Labrosse ... grip
Christian Lalonde ... additional rigging grip
Rhyce Langker ... remotehead technician
Dominic Lapointe ... additional first assistant camera: VFX unit
Mitchell Mathys ... rigging electrician
Dustan Lewis McBain ... additional electrician
John J. Moers ... additional documentary cinematography
Shaun Nagorny ... rigging grip
Henri Normand ... lighting technician
Dany Racine ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Leon Rivers-Moore ... digital imaging technician
Michael Saintsbury ... electrician
Réal Saulnier ... generator operator
Daniel Sauvé ... additional steadicam operator
Amandine Schelle ... additional second assistant camera: VFX unit
Marieke Séguin ... bestboy rigging grip
Jan Thijs ... still photographer
Jean-Francois Tousignant ... additional second assistant camera: VFX unit
Marie-Helene Tremblay ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Maude Turcot ... rigging grip
David Villeneuve ... lighting technician
Peter Wilke ... camera operator / steadicam operator

Animation Department

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Bernd Angerer ... animator
Camilo Guaman ... animator
David St-Amant ... animator

Casting Department

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Julie Breton ... extras casting
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Jordana Sapiurka ... casting assistant
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Johanne Baril ... dresser (as Joanne Baril)
Valerie Bordeleau ... key specialized wardrobe technician
Mariane Carter ... key dresser: splinter unit
Julie Chenard ... dresser (as Julie Chénard)
Carol Clement ... extras dresser
Mario Davignon ... costume supervisor
Christine Grenier ... key wardrobe mistress
Caroline Poirier ... assistant costume designer
Mathilde Prud'homme ... assistant dresser
Noémie Ribaut-Savard ... assistant dresser
Catherine Robillard ... assistant dresser
Ginette Régis ... key dresser
Zacharie Savard-Ribaut ... assistant dresser
Viriya Say ... seamstress
Cynthia St-Gelais ... assistant wardrobe mistress
Raquel Torres ... assistant wardrobe mistress
Salomé Villeneuve ... hazmat suit specialist

Location Management

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Bruno Lemire ... assistant location manager
Brigitte Renaud ... assistant location manager
Michèle St-Arnaud ... location manager

Music Department

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Simon Ashdown ... musical sound design
Signe Asmussen ... soprano vocals
Phillip Barth ... synthesizer programming
Clint Bennett ... music editor
Paul Bentley ... vocals: tenor
Thomas Bryla ... additional orchestration
Ellen Marie Brink Christensen ... alto vocals
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ... orchestra
Paul Corley ... mixing engineer
James Fitzpatrick ... contractor
Hildur Guðnadóttir ... musician: cello (as Hildur Gudnadottir)
Jakob Soelberg Hammershøj ... bass vocals
Paul Hillier ... chorus master
Rutger Hoedemaekers ... programming
Jan Holzner ... scoring engineer
Tim Husom ... composer's assistant
Jakob Bloch Jespersen ... bass vocals
Sam Jones ... assistant orchestrator
Jóhann Jóhannsson ... music arranger / music producer / musician: keyboards
Vitek Kral ... score engineer assistant
Daniel Kresco ... score mixer
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe ... vocals and modular synthesizer (as Robert Lowe)
Kristin Mulders ... vocals: alto
Olafur Bjorn Olafsson ... percussion
Jason Richmond ... soundtrack coordinator
Owen Roberts ... music arranger
Jens Schünemeyer ... booklet editor
Will Slater ... musical sound design
Will Slater ... sound design
Colin Stetson ... saxophone and lyricon
Lucie Svehlova ... concert master
Else Torp ... soprano vocals
Theatre of Voices ... choir: chorus
Chris Watson ... vocals: tenor
Anthony Weeden ... conductor / orchestrator
Rick Vincent Will ... studio assistant
Adam Wiltzie ... guitar / musician
Elenor Wiman ... vocals: alto
Joan la Barbara ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
David James Rosen ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Nicklas Schmidt ... additional orchestration (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Lyssa J. Caster ... transportation captain
Denis Doiron ... specialized driver
Harvey Drouelle ... driver: Forest Whitaker
Bernard Guay ... unit driver
Jean-Francois Hall ... producer driver: additionnal shoot
Réal Hamel ... picture car coordinator
Alexandre Juaneda ... transportation coordinator
Philippe Montel ... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Michel Saule ... specialized driver
Steve Szewczok ... driver: cast
Spiro Tsovras ... driver: Jeremy Renner

Other crew

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Troy Allen ... production executive
Stephanie Aubin ... accounting assistant
Matt Bakal ... assistant: Dan Levine
Glen Basner ... President & CEO for Filmnation Entertainment
David Boyle ... head of business and legal affairs: Lava Bear Films
Ben Browning ... production executive
Jennifer Bydwell ... production resources
Irina Cazazaeva ... production secretary
Cyrille Chatelain ... technical advisor: led lights
Mathieu Coderre ... stand-in
Didier Communaux ... unit manager
Jessica Coon ... consulting linguist
Eben Davidson ... studio executive
Puelo Deir ... unit publicist
James D. Dever ... military technical advisor
Tom Di Blasio ... production accountant
Isabelle Faivre-Duboz ... script supervisor
Alex Feldman ... production secretary
Timothy Ferris ... office clerk
Benoit Fiset ... language consultant
Camille Fortin-Chbib ... assistant: Denis Villeneuve, production
Juls Gabsa ... assistant: Amy Adams
Gregoire Gensollen ... SVP International Distribution & Strategy
Tahirah Gooden ... assistant: Tory Metzger
Rama Gottumukkala ... assistant: David Linde
Roger Gregory ... manager: distribution & strategy
Cathy Gurvis ... assistant accountant: post production
Jean-Francois Hall ... production assistant
Joseph Harrell ... adr and loop group
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Forest Whitaker
Ben Kabialis ... assistant: Jeremy Renner (as Benjamin D. Kabialis)
Christina Kelly ... stand-in: Amy Adams
Ali Khaleghi ... accounting clerk
Daniela Kriston ... research and development engineer
Nathalie Lagacé ... production accountant: add'l photography
Tanya Lapointe ... assistant: Denis Villeneuve, post-production
Gabriella Ludlow ... business and legal affairs
Sophie Mailloux ... production assistant
Peter A. Marshall ... Insurance & Risk Management
Marc-André Massé ... production assistant
Daniel A. Mondschain ... physical production executive
Gilles Montreuil ... first assistant accountant
Matthew W. Morgan ... military advisor
Chantal Nolet ... second assistant accountant
Hanna Oldenburg ... production assistant
Michael Parets ... assistant: Milan Popelka
Chris Parr ... assistant: Dan Cohen (as Christopher Parr)
Bryan Persichetti ... production finance coordinator: Paramount
Alan Pietruszewski ... adr and loop group
Phil Plait ... science advisor
Aurelie Poirier ... production assistant
Oliver Pollock ... production staff
Nicolas Privé ... office runner
Francois Ricard-Sheard ... production assistant
Amalia Semaan ... on set assistant to producers
Jennifer Semler ... VP Production for Lava Bear Films
Lise Servant ... payroll accountant: add'l photography
Kiel Servideo ... assistant: Shawn Levy
Wen Shen ... dialogue coach: mandarin
Andrew Swett ... assistant: Aaron Ryder
Victorine Tamafo ... travel & accommodation coordinator: additional photography / video and computer playback manager
Caroline Thisdale ... production assistant
Kathy Ann Thomas ... production coordinator
Jodi Tripi ... stock footage researcher
Christopher Wolfram ... consulting programmer
Stephen Wolfram ... consulting scientist
Erik Yelemanov ... consulting scientist
Warner Loughlin ... acting coach (uncredited)
Kori Sparks ... story consultant/story editor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Simon Aubin ... thanks
Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne ... thanks
Dominique Fortin ... thanks
Broderick Johnson ... thanks
Brandon Keairns ... thanks
Andrew A. Kosove ... thanks (as Andrew Kosove)
David Kristian ... thanks
Phil Plate ... thanks
Julie Rainville ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. Written by Jwelch5742

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Also Known As
  • Story of Your Life (United States)
  • L'arrivée (Canada, French title)
  • Message (Japan, English title)
  • Premier contact (France)
  • La llegada (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $47,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $24,000,000, 11 Nov 2016
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $203,388,186

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Denis Villeneuve and screenwriter Eric Heisserer created a fully functioning, visual, alien language. Heisserer, Villeneuve and their teams managed to create a "logogram bible," which included over a hundred different completely operative logo-grams, seventy-one of which are actually featured in the movie. See more »
Goofs The Chinese fleet is actually just U.S. ships with Chinese flags painted on them. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Amy Adams/Jeremy Renner/Chris O'Dowd/Niall Horan (2016). See more »
Soundtracks On the Nature of Daylight See more »
Crazy Credits Denis Villeneuve's daughter, Salomé Villeneuve, is listed as "Hazmat Suit Specialist". See more »
Quotes Louise Banks: If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
Ian Donnelly: Maybe I'd say what I felt more often. I-I don't know.
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