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Takahara Kouhei works for a space project where the life of his colleagues and himself is constantly in danger. The leaders of the space project have been long working on a clone project with the thought that that way they could rid humanity of unnecessary loss like people getting killed for things they can't influence. Of course, Kouhei gets involved in that project as a test subject where he is being promised that his memories and physical appearance won't change at all, and that if in case he'd die on duty his life would proceed within a clone of his. Scared of being denied, he doesn't inform his wife... only if he knew that the death angel won't wait too long for him. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 23 users)
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  • Popularity: #99999
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leahakiko
1 people found this review helpful
Feb 9, 2016
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Overall 6.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Before anyone reads any further, please note:
I had to watch this for my class and sic-fi movies are nowhere close to my style. Please bare with me because I really tried to understand this movie as best as I could.

Story | The plot surrounds Takahara Kouhei and like the title implies, deals with cloning and futuristic components. Honestly the plot was hard to follow the first time around. It jumps from past to present at times and there's very little dialog. It was interesting though, and once I wrapped my head around what was happening, a lot made more sense.

Acting | There wasn't much acting. There were scenes with talking but a lot of scenes of quietness and walking. I haven't seen anything with Oikawa Mitsuhiro but after watching this I'm interested in his other works. I guess for what it was, the cast did fine. Again, it's more me not being used to this type of movie and not really know how to score it all.

Music | I don't think there was any from what I remember.

Overall | When the credits rolled, I was glad it was over. But as my class discussed our confusion and whatnot, I actually appreciated the movie a bit more. It became more interesting and made you really think once you sort of put the pieces of the puzzle together. Kind of thinking like well what if this was in our future what you happen etc. so the wonder aspect was..noted. I'd definitely say watch this movie twice or three times to understand it if you didn't get it the first time.

I most likely will not be coming back to this movie again. Sri-fi was never my genre in the first place and although the movie was quite interesting, the movie was too slow paced for my personal liking.

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Senpai
0 people found this review helpful
Jul 31, 2018
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Overall 7.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
The model for this spiritual-scientific science-fiction tour is clear: Andrei Tarkowski and especially his classic "Solaris". But while "The Clone Returns Home" at the visual level, quite arouses memories of the Russian master director, something went wrong at the content level. Against which director Kanji Nakajima serves here in his third feature, "Solaris" seems absolutely simple and logical. Clearly, Tarkovsky's vision invites endless discussions and interpretations, but here everything seems a little too hard, too mystical and esoterically trimmed. In this case, there would be enormous potential to explore the issue of cloning in order to reflect on the value of life, on the act of cloning, its ethical problems, its medical and psychological consequences, then you can also a spiritual element bring. But so? It is never clear what the astronaut on Earth should do suddenly, when clone 1 and clone 2 come into play. All this invites to interpret, but leads to nothing. "The Clone Returns Home" burns after a very successful initial phase in a corner from which there is no escape. And the viewers get bored with it like I was.

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  • Movie: The Clone Returns Home
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Ranked: #99999
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