Before We Vanish

In his twentieth film, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. The movie is about Shinji (Ryuhei Matsuda) and Narumi (Masami Nagasawa) who live a modal life together and have a loving marriage. One day, Shinji disappears but comes back the week after as a totally changed person, he is quiet and overly gentle towards his wife. When she asks him what happened during the week he vanished, Shinji tells her that he is taken over by extraterrestrial life and that he came back to conquer the world. Hilarious, thrilling and profound.