Ghost in the Shell

Director: Mamoru Oshii Run Time: 83 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1995 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Starring: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi

A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master in GHOST IN THE SHELL.

The year is 2029 and the connection between humans and information on the network is stronger than ever. Unfortunately, crime has also developed. Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow, the film anime version of Ghost in the Shell follows the hunt of public security agency Section 9 for a mysterious hacker known and the “Puppet Master.” With the assistance of her team, Motoko Kusanagi tracks and finds their suspect, only to be drawn into a complex sequence of political intrigue and a cover-up as to the identity and goals of the Puppet Master. In this technologically advanced world, Ghost in the Shell contains philosophical themes of sex, gender, and self-identity.

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