- Year: 2016
- Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
- Country: USA | Canada
- Language: English | Russian | Mandarin
- Time: 116
- Director: Denis Villeneuve
- Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, ...
For many decades, we sent a signal from our planet to space, we hoped that in the whole Universe there are other forms of life, more or less developed, we didn't care. One day, huge oval objects appeared on all continents, we don’t know what these objects are and who controls them, what is the purpose of their arrival on our planet? A lot of questions that we cannot give answers to, we only need to understand each other, and only then we can ask the aliens necessary questions. Alien’s arrival caused a real stir around the world, all the TV channels of the planet broadcast the appearance of unknown objects, military forces are fully operational, and we are preparing for a real war...
Louise Banks is a linguistics professor. She knows many languages and can help for us to understand aliens. Colonel G.T. Weber asks Louise to help him and the whole world to find out the purpose of aliens arrival. He gives her to listen to an audio recording that contains a set of meaningless sounds, Weber is sure that this is the language of mysterious aliens, which must be understood in order to know what to be prepared for. Louise and Dr. Ian Donnelly set off inside the spacecraft to establish first contact with the newcomers. The fate of mankind and aliens depends on the actions and knowledge of Louise. She must find out: they came to us with peace or war?