Plot – "Arrival" tells the story of an expert linguist, Louise Banks, who has to communicate with aliens after a peaceful invasion. When a mysterious object from outer space lands on our planet, a specialised team is created and under the supervision of Louise they carry out investigation. While humanity is on the brink of a global war, Banks and her team race against the clock looking for answers. To find them, Louise will make a choice that will put her life and all humanity in danger.
All actors – Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien, Tzi Ma, Abigail Pniowsky, Julia Scarlett Dan, Jadyn Malone, Frank Schorpion, Lucas Chartier-Dessert, Christian Jadah, Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld, Andrew Shaver, Pat Kiely, Sonia Vigneault, Mark Camacho, Sabrina Reeves, Julian Casey, Tony Robinow, Larry Day, Matthew Willson, Ruth Chiang, Russell Yuen, Sergiy Marchenko, Anana Rydvald, Bineyam Girma, Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Abdul Ayoola, Alex M. Yeuh, Daniel Esteban, Albert Kwan, Brittany Teo, Joe Cobden, Lorne Brass, Genevieve Sirois, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Michael Nangreaves, Reda Guerinik, Adrien Benn, Sasha Samar, Kathleen Stavert, Kattia Thony, Leisa Reid, Brent Skagford, Gurdeep Ahluwalia, Shawn Campbell, Brian Dunstan, Dan Duran, Lori Graham, Orla Johannes, John Sanford Moore, Sangita Patel, Hal Roberts, Camille Ross, Ola Sturik, Tammie Sutherland, Max Walker, , Leslie Baker, Karen Belfo, Chloë Bellande, Dave Campbell, Alexander Da Mota, Akul Dang, Frank Fiola, Carmela Nossa Guizzo, Mustafa Haidari, Philippe Hartmann, Eric Largo, Robert D. Morais, Laurean Adrian Parau, Nathaly Thibaultshow all
“Arrival” Quotes 21 quotes
“- Ian Donnelly: If you immerse yourself into a foreign language, then you can actually rewire your brain.
- Louise Banks: Yeah, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. It's the theory that the language you speak determines how you think and...
- Ian Donnelly: Yeah, it affects how you see everything.”
“You know I've had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as I can remember. You know what surprised me the most? It wasn't meeting them. It was meeting you.”
“We don't know if they understand the difference between a weapon and a tool.”
“- Louise Banks: The weapon is their language. They gave it all to us. Do you understand what that means?
- Colonel Weber: So we can learn heptapod. If we survive.
- Louise Banks: If you learn it, when you really learn it, you begin to perceive time the way that they do. So you can see what's to come. But time, it isn't the same for them. It's...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Trust me, you can, uh, understand communication and still end up single.”
“Why did they park where they did? The world's most decorated experts can't crack that one. The most plausible theory is that they chose places on earth with the lowest incidence of lightning strikes. But there are exceptions. The next most plausible theory is that Sheena Easton had a hit song at each of these sites in 1980. So, we just don't know.”
“We're a world with no single leader. It's impossible to deal with just one of us.”
“The cornerstone of civilization isn't language, it's science.”
“- Louise Banks: If all I ever gave you was a hammer...
- Colonel Weber: Everything's a nail...”
“Remember what happened to the Aborigines. A more advanced race nearly wiped 'em out.”
- Ian Donnelly: Priority one: What do they want and where are they from? And beyond that, how did they get here? Are they capable of faster-than-light travel? I've prepared a list of questions to go over, starting with a series of "handshake" binary sequences...
- Louise Banks: How about we just talk to them before we start throwing math... (continue)(continue reading)
Like their ship or their bodies, their written language has no forward or backward direction. Linguists call this "nonlinear orthography", which raises the question: Is this how they think?
“Memory is a strange thing.”
“We're so bounded by time, by its order.”
“Language is the foundation of civilization. It is the glue that holds a people together. It is the first weapon drawn in a conflict.”