By Shinji Aramaki, Japan 2004
Deunan Knute continues to fight as all communication lines has been cut off, and therefore she does not know that the war has ended. Then she is taken back safely to Olympus, a futuristic city, where she finds out that her ex – lover is now a cyborg.
Indeed Hitomi reveals her that over half of “the model inhabitants” of Olympus are now clones – Bioroids – created to settle order and stability in human society. Seven sage – like elders and the supercomputer Gaia now totally control Olympus!
A cyberpunk anime based on Masamune Shirow’s manga.
The cat returns
By Hiroyuki Morita, Japan 2002, 75 min
Howl’s moving castle
By Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 2004, 119 min
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By Hideaki Anno, Japan 2004, 94 min
Honey Kisaragi’s poor work habits have left her the butt of abuse and jokes at the office where she works. What her co-workers don’t know, though, is that she’s really Cutie Honey, the sexy cyborg crimefighter who, with a simple gesture, can switch on her superpowers (and switch her appearance!) and battle the bad guys. And the bad guys are plentiful, especially since the evil Sister Jill has gathered the treacherous, powerful secret society Panther Claw.
By Nelson Shin, South Korea 2004, 98′
Korea, XVIII century. Shim Hakku is a loyal and honest man, who works for the king. One day he refuses to join some sinister ministers, who are conspiracing against the sovereign. So they set fire to his house. He loses his sight, and all his family members die, but for his daughter, Chung. She will grow into a beautiful girl, living with her beloved father and her faithful friends: Danchu (a dog), Gai (a goose) and Teobong (a turtle).
The house of flying daggers
Zhang Yimou measure himself once again with wuxia pian (martial arts, silk brocade clothing and chivalry all together)
China, 859 A.D., decline of the Tang Dinasty. Discontent has spread all over the kingdom, and many rebels have set up their own armies. Indeed, there is a revolutionary faction known as the House of Flying Daggers.
Two local police deputies of the Feng Tian County, Jin and Leo, are ordered to find out who is the leader of the resistance. Captain Leo suspects Mei, a blind dancer at Peony Papillon Bar, of being the daughter of the leader.
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By Lenard Fritz Krawinkel and Holger Toppe, Germany 2004, 97′
by Bill Plympton, USA 2004, 77 min
On the night of the following year’s prom, the car magically comes to life and slowly drives out of the lake with Cherri and Spud, as if nothing had happened, only this time their bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition.
A gothic high-school comedy with a “Carrie”-like story that emphasizes Plympton’s surreal talent.
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by Byung-chun Min, Sud Corea 2003, 114 min
Future cop R is a member of the squad designed to take down deviant cyborgs who betray their purpose. Disrespectful and borderline, R clashes with top cop Noma on an operation to take down deviant cyborgs. R has another problem: he’s in love with Ria, an expiring cyborg dancer. R would gladly betray his friends and his job to save Ria’s life.
Natural City is a Korean science-fiction colossal inspired by Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner with terrific digital special effects.
By Takashi Yamazaki, Japan 2002, 116′
By Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman, USA 2004
With an all-stars cast: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Angelina Joilie and Renée Zellweger.
By Katushiro Otomo, Japan 2004, 126′
By Anders Rønnow Klarlund, Denmark / Sweden 2004, 85′
By Moon-Saeng Kim and Park Sunmin, South Korea / USA 2003, 90′
2D graphics combined with 3D one. It is the magic formula of this passionating cartoon, which upsets all the creative korean “dogma” we are used to.