Ryuhei Matsuda and Masami Nagasawa (centre) in a still from Before We Vanish (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Photo: Yoshi Sato Ryuhei Matsuda and Masami Nagasawa (centre) in a still from Before We Vanish (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Photo: Yoshi Sato
Ryuhei Matsuda and Masami Nagasawa (centre) in a still from Before We Vanish (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Photo: Yoshi Sato

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Before We Vanish film review: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s alien invasion thriller examines the essence of being human

Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa forgoes the alien invasion spectacle, concentrating instead on tackling some big ideas about the human condition with his usual understated precision

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Ryuhei Matsuda and Masami Nagasawa (centre) in a still from Before We Vanish (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Photo: Yoshi Sato Ryuhei Matsuda and Masami Nagasawa (centre) in a still from Before We Vanish (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Photo: Yoshi Sato
Ryuhei Matsuda and Masami Nagasawa (centre) in a still from Before We Vanish (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Photo: Yoshi Sato
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