Extraterrestrial (SIFF 2012)

Julio and Julia are typical young adults who enjoying having fun, going out to clubs, and drinking. When they both wake up at Julia’s after a hard night of partying, neither is too worried that they can’t the other, or even all that much about the night before. They are about to go their separate ways when they notice an eerie lack of people in the streets outside Julia’s window, and then discover there is a huge alien spaceship hovering over their city.

Julia’s nosy neighbor Angel explains that although nothing has happened since the ship arrived, the city has been evacuated as a safety precaution. When he noticed Julia had stayed behind, he decided to stay as well. He seems extremely interested in finding out why Julio is there, and then we find out why: Julia’s boyfriend Carlos arrives home not much later. The lies and cover-ups that ensure to try and prevent Carlos from suspecting anything about Julio’s presence become more and more far-fetched, but the presence of the alien spaceship mean that almost any story could possibly be true.

Although the impending alien invasion serves as the backdrop for the story, there are no little green men or laser blasters to be found. Instead, the story focuses intently on this small group of people and uses their bizarre and comedic ideas to highlight the lengths they to which they will go to protect their relationships. I highly enjoyed Extraterrestrial and would absolutely recommend it!


Provided Film Synopsis
Julio and Julia wake up in the same bed, horribly hungover, but their awkward morning-after grows even weirder when colossal alien spaceships appear over Madrid in the newest feature film from the director of Timecrimes.

Movie Details

  • Directed By:

    • Nacho Vigalondo
  • Cast Members:

    • Carlos Areces
    • Julian Villagran
    • Michelle Jenner
    • Miguel Noguera
    • Raul Cimas
  • Countries:

    • Spain
  • Languages:

    • Spanish
  • Genres:

    • Romance
    • Romantic Comedy
    • Science Fiction