Before We Vanish
|Before We Vanish|
|Directed by||Kiyoshi Kurosawa|
|Music by||Yusuke Hayashi|
|Edited by||Koichi Takahashi|
Before We Vanish (散歩する侵略者 Sanpo suru shinryakusha, transl. "Strolling Invaders") is a 2017 Japanese science fiction film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
- Masami Nagasawa as Narumi Kase
- Ryuhei Matsuda as Shinji Kase
- Hiroki Hasegawa as Sakurai
- Mahiro Takasugi as Amano
- Yuri Tsunematsu as Akira Tachibana
- Atsuko Maeda as Asumi Kase
- Shinnosuke Mitsushima as Maruo
- Kazuya Kojima as Detective Kurumada
- Ken Mitsuishi as Suzuki
- Masahiro Higashide as a pastor
- Kyōko Koizumi as a doctor
- Takashi Sasano as Shinagawa
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 78%, based on 46 reviews, and an average rating of 6.46/10. The website's critical consensus states, "Before We Vanish finds Kiyoshi Kurosawa working within well-established genre guidelines to take a poignant, surprisingly sincere look at the human condition." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 65 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter said, "Perpetually shifting gear between playful sci-fi pastiche, quirky rom-com and apocalyptic thriller, Before We Vanish might have worked better as a single dedicated genre, but it becomes a little scrambled trying to cover several at once." Meanwhile, Maggie Lee of Variety said, "Playing frequently like an absurdist political satire with only flashes of violence, this low-tension, drawn-out work won't gratify the chills or adrenaline rushes fanboys crave, but the ending strikes a romantic chord so pure that all but the most jaded cynics will be moved."
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- "Before We Vanish (Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha) (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- "Before We Vanish Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- Dalton, Stephen (22 May 2017). "'Before We Vanish': Film Review - Cannes 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
- Lee, Maggie (24 May 2017). "Cannes Film Review: 'Before We Vanish'". Variety. Retrieved 17 September 2017.