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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

1995 / 83min / DCP

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.