Japanese sales and production company Gold View has picked up the Wim Wenders executive-produced film The Clone Returns To The Homeland for international sales.

When astronaut Kohei Takahara dies in the line of duty he is resurrected as a clone, but he and those around him find they face unexpected spiritual and existential consequences.

Kanji Nakajima (Hako-The-Box, Fe) wrote and directed the script that won the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award in 2006.

Musician and actor Mitsuhiro Oikawa stars.

Produced by Agung Inc. in Japan, the film world premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival last month and has been attracting attention from arthouse buyers.