Kanji Nakajima’s The Clone Returns Home is a superbly crafted and touching science fiction film. It comprises an involving human story coupled to the exploration of interesting scientific ideas, technological, ethical and philosophical.
The film, reminiscent of Tarkovsky’s work, is shot beautifully using desaturated, high contrast cinematography which creates an almost black-and-white world of shadows, pale greys and harsh, near-blinding light.
You can find more information on this Japanese movie on IMDb.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: Kurôn wa kokyô wo mezasu
Direction: Kanji Nakajima
Screenplay: Kanji Nakajima
Cinematography: Hideho Urata
Editing: Ken Mimeta
Score: Yûta Yamashita
Stars: Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Eri Ishida, Hiromi Nagasaku, Kyûsaku Shimada, Ryô Tsukamoto, Shô Tsukamoto, Ken’ichi Yajima, Kôzô Satô, Takahiro Hirano, Chieko Ichikawa, Yoshito Shimizu, Tajiro Tamura, Akira Ogata, Masato Shibasaki, Tôru Shinagawa
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