2009 | Japan | Fiction

The Clone Returns Home

  • Japanese English 110 mins
  • Director | Kanji Nakajima
  • Writer | Kanji Nakajima

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"The Clone Returns Home" is a compelling meditation on the paradox of life and death, and the meaning of love and family. Set in an imaginary - yet utterly imaginable - future, this quietly provocative film skillfully transposes complex emotional drama into the realm of science fiction by exploring the influence of technology on human memory and experience. Filled with stunning imagery and haunting stillness, The Clone Returns Home deftly combines subtly nuanced sci-fi with a uniquely Japanese perspective on the universal themes of family, life, love, and death.

Eerie twins and wayward clones provide double trouble, to enigmatic, haunting effect, in "The Clone Returns Home," a Japanese oddity that should please arthouse auds and sci-fi cultists alike. Variety

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