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Movie poster image for "BEFORE WE VANISH"


Acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence - good, evil, property, family, belonging - leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, BEFORE WE VANISH reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema's most unique auteurs - and the value of the human spirit.

Directed By

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Written By

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tomohiro Maekawa


Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa


Japanese with English subtitles

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