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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 »
1 win & 10 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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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 September 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Before We Vanish See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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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A Hesitation of Kiyoshi Kurosawa
17 March 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

Apparently, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the director of the film, focus on expound the theme of the story mechanically, while structure of script is somewhat unsatisfactory. In addition, Kiyoshi Kurosawa did not deal with relationship well between the personal expression and mainstream value. However, because of veteran cinematography and proper performance, the executive ability of every single shot is very good. Therefore, in general, emotional expression is obviously better than the construct of world view in this film. In other words, the hesitation of director stops the film from becoming a classic work, if he could make a more determined decision, it will turn into a better film.


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