Recently given a controversial English-language, live-action remake, Mamoru Oshii's classic anime remains a touchstone of cyberpunk fiction, a huge influence on THE MATRIX, among others. Depicting A.I. outstripping the control of its human creators, state-sponsored computer hacking and corporate espionage, the film seems ever more prescient. In 2029, the world is totally wired, interconnected by a single computer grid. Major Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg officer in Tokyo's Section 9 security force charged with keeping the network free of hackers. She is hunting for the hacker known as the Puppet Master; little does she know the hacker is looking for her, too. DIR Mamoru Oshii; SCR Kazunori Itô, from the manga by Masamune Shirow; PROD Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Ken Iyadomi, Ken Matsumoto, Yoshimasa Mizuo. Japan, 1995, color, 83 min. In Japanese with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Mamoru Oshii
83 Minutes
Animation, action

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