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The Man Who Fell to Earth
7.4
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6,318 Ratings

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

Directed by Nicolas Roeg
United Kingdom, 1976
Sci-Fi, Drama, Cult

Synopsis

A humanoid alien lands on Earth seeking water to save his dying planet. Using his home’s advanced technology, he patents several inventions—soon becoming the head of a tech conglomerate. But as he awaits the construction of a homeward-bound spaceship, the alien falls prey to earthly delights.

Synopsis

A humanoid alien lands on Earth seeking water to save his dying planet. Using his home’s advanced technology, he patents several inventions—soon becoming the head of a tech conglomerate. But as he awaits the construction of a homeward-bound spaceship, the alien falls prey to earthly delights.

Our take

David Bowie somehow found time amidst his iconoclastic recording career to put this extraordinary, alien performance to film. This was a perfect meeting of minds: Nicolas Roeg, the great experimenter of narrative forms, and Bowie, the undefinable mystery, together conjure up a masterwork of sci-fi.