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Release Date:

  • November 11, 2016

DVD/Blu-ray: February 14, 2017

Netflix: February 26, 2020

1h 56m | Fantasy, Drama, Science-Fiction

When mysterious spaceships land in various locations around the world, the military hires an elite team consisting of linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) and Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to investigate.

As mankind is on the verge of a global war, Louise must learn the language of the aliens to allow communication, and the team must determine whether these alien crafts simply come in peace — or are a threat to humanity.

Based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang called Story of Your Life.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Montreal, Quebec.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Aaron Ryder, Dan Levine, David Linde, Karen Lunder, Shawn Levy
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien, Russell Yuen, Matthew Willson
Writer(s): Eric Heisserer
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