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Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

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Directed by

Denis Villeneuve

Written by

Eric Heisserer (Screenplay)
Ted Chiang (Short Story)

Runtime

116 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Why are they here?

Cast

Keywords

military female protagonist alien heartbreak loss scientist based on short story spacecraft language alien language communication linguist first contact linguistics

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