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Before We Vanish (2017)

Sanpo suru shinryakusha (original title)
Three aliens travel to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion, taking possession of human bodies.

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writers:

Tomohiro Maekawa (based on the play by), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Masami Nagasawa ... Narumi Kase
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Shinji Kase
Hiroki Hasegawa ... Sakurai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masahiro Higashide ... Pastor
Kyôko Koizumi ... Doctor
Kazuya Kojima Kazuya Kojima ... Detective Kurumada
Atsuko Maeda ... Asumi Kase
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Suzuki
Shinnosuke Mitsushima ... Maruo
Saki Ohwada ... Waitress
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Shinagawa
Mahiro Takasugi Mahiro Takasugi ... Amano
Yuri Tsunematsu ... Akira Tachibana
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Storyline

As vanguards of an invasion of the planet three aliens take possession of host bodies and assume human form. With superior technology, skills, strength and endurance the invading species is learning quickly and is sure to overwhelm the people of this planet. Unexpectedly, however, there is one force that could neuter the offensive. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Amano: Can you keep a secret? We're invading Earth! Have I got your attention now?
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Connections

Spin-off Yochô: Sanpo suru Shinryakusha (2017) See more »

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Good Japanese sci-fi
1 February 2020 | by ljseneresSee all my reviews

There's a lot of crappy Japanese sci-fi out there so this was a pleasant surprise. The music gets a little hokey occasionally but I was impressed with the acting, direction, and cinematography. As alien body-possession, other-dimensional movies go, this was enjoyable.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 September 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,370, 4 February 2018

Gross USA:

$52,087

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$448,829
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Django Film, Nikkatsu See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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