Ghost in the Shell
DIRECTOR: MAMORU OSHII
CAST: ATSUKO TANAKA, AKIO ÔTSUKA, KôICHI YAMADERA, YUTAKA NAKANO
“My codename is Project 2501, and I am a life form that was born in a sea of information.” In the year 2029, the world looks like a hybridization of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York, yielding to entropy and technocracy. Cyborg Major Kusanagi, a perfect specimen of human-brained computer engineering is on the case to track and destroy an omnipotent entity known as The Puppet Master—a hacker? a virus?— who threatens world order. Her physical and existential journey deftly detailed by Oshii’s animation, combining traditional hand-drawn cells and computer-generated graphics, creating a haunting, awe-inspiring magnum opus.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Screens as a part of Late Nites at Metrograph.