Before We Vanish

Sanpo suru shinryakusha

130 mins
6.8 / 10 (222)


Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob their hosts of the very essence of their being—leaving psychological and spiritual devastation in their wake.

MUBI's take

Multifaceted director Kiyoshi Kurosawa tackles the sci-fi genre with this poignant, post-modern consideration of human existence, delivered in the form of an alien invasion thriller. Premiering at Cannes, Before We Vanish is an engaging and heartfelt blend of humor, romance, and genre flourishes.

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