PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
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10 | A film that not only tests the idea of aliens, but of humanity.
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In the film, Louise and Ian refer to the Heptapods as Abbott and Costello, to tell them apart. Louise's daughter is called Hannah, which is explained in the film as being a palindrome, but it could also be a nod to Hanna Barbera, the creator of the Abbott & Costello (1967)... ...
Dr. Louise Banks:
I forgot how good it felt to be held by you.
Louise is told to translate some overheard Mandarin and is momentarily confused at hearing the Mandarin word for "suits" before realizing that it is a reference to Mahjong. In actual Mandarin, the word for "suit" that refers to clothing and the word for "suit" that refers to a classification of cards in a card game are not the same word. If the speakers had really been using the word "suit" in the card-game sense, Louise might have initially translated it as "flower-color" and been confused, but the only way she could have translated it initially as "suit" would be if she already knew of the card-game meaning.
Denis Villeneuve's daughter, Salomé Villeneuve, is listed as "Hazmat Suit Specialist".
English, Russian, Mandarin
$24,000,000 (USA) (11 November 2016)
$100,501,349 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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