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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 »

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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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 September 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Antes que Tudo Desapareça See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,370, 4 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,190, 11 March 2018
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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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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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Cool movie, just don't sit next to a sneezing man
5 March 2018 | by edesimuhSee all my reviews

I very much enjoyed "Before we Vanish" at Serbia's FEST2018, the premise of an alien invasion allowing the film to stage an entertaining but believable depiction of humans robbed of very specific parts of their brains, namely the supposed segments which would contain ideas such as "property" and "self". Despite running for over 2 hours it stayed on course til the end, even against ever-escalating violence, and delivered a nice payoff with an ending worth talking about.

The predominantly youthful cast had fun with the script, in itself already full of laughs, though it never wandered off into goofiness for the sake of it. Really my only complaint of the whole experience regarded the person sitting next to my girlfriend, a college-student-looking dude who at first glance seemed like the best type of person to be sitting next to in the theater, making use of his time before the lights went out to read a very old looking book; only to disappoint us and many others in the venue by not making it more than thirty seconds without letting out a sneeze, cough or long sniffle. Even so, this seriously ill person managed to have a few chuckles of his own, supporting the film's notion that men left without crucial concepts like "contagion", "karma" or "decency" could still live enjoyable, if oblivious, lives.


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