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The Returner

Last weekend I saw The Returner, a Japanese science fiction movie, and I was very impressed by it. I guess I wasn't expecting too much and that made it an even bigger surprise.

It's the story of a teenage girl that is sent back from a future where humanity is fighting a losing battle against aliens. She arrives just a few days before the first contact to prevent the start of the war.

Ann Suzuki is playing the lead and she was only 15 when the movie was made. She is very good for such a young actress in a very demanding role. Her two male co-stars are both also very good, rounding out a great ensemble in lovingly detailed sets, intercut with very decent special effects.

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