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Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Japan 2017 129 mins. In Japanese

In Kurosawa’s patiently post-modern riff on The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a trio of extraterrestrials that have assumed human form robs the minds of Earthlings of the basic concepts of life on Earth, paving the way for an invasion from beyond. The only thing standing in their way are a journalist who’s trying to fashion a story out of it all and a woman whose husband has been possessed by one of the aliens. “This is the kind of movie that’s destined to inspire a hardcore cult of fans, and will maybe even lead the next generation of filmmakers to tinker with their own big ideas.”—Simon Abrams, Roger

Genres: Sci-Fi