Kiyoshi Kurosawa continues to dazzle audiences with his newest cult sci-fi entry that explores an alien race’s invasion of earth to further understand life, love, hate, and death.
Building off the groundwork laid out in his heralded poetic sci-fi classic BEFORE WE VANISH, Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa (CURE, PULSE) continues to explore what makes us human, this time through an invading alien race intent on enslaving humanity. Already filled with dread from an incident at work, the concerned Etsuko (Kaho) begins to suspect something is amiss when her normally jovial husband, Tetsuo (Shôta Sometani) proves fruitless as Etsuko discovers that Dr. Makabe (Masahiro Higashide) is in fact an alien controlling Tetsuo and other earthlings as research for a larger intergalactic invasion. Now in a race to save not only her husband but all of humanity, Etsuko must use her newly found supernatural abilities to prevent the citizens of earth from becoming emotionless drones. Not one to hold back on spectacle, Kurosawa stages a series of explosive set pieces that are an homage to retro sci-fi classics while ominously suggesting the world already may be culturally doomed, alien invasion or not.
CAST: Kaho, Shota Sometani, Masahiro Higashide
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