PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecrafts land around the world.
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Ted Chiang, the writer of the story Arrival movie is based on called "The Story Of Your Life", was inspired to write the themes of the plot by physics and more specifically Fermat's Principle Of Least Time and Variational Principles Of Physics.
I used to think this was the beginning of your story. Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order.
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When a Pakistani soldier is seen on the monitor, his uniform's color and shape are not those used by any of the forces of Pakistan. The ribbons on his left chest and the badge on his right chest do not belong to any forces of Pakistan. However, his formation sign on his upper left arm looks like one used by the Joint Staff.
Right after the cast credits, "On the Nature of Daylight" by Max Richter is given an extra credit as the "Beginning and end music" in addition to the usual soundtrack credit near the end of the credit roll.
English, Russian, Mandarin
$24,000,000 (USA) (11 November 2016)
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