From writer Mamoru Oshii and animation studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) comes this thought-provoking modern classic military drama directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (A Letter to Momo).
In an imagined alternate history of 1950s Japan, Kazuki Fuse works as a member of a special police unit in the midst of riots and social disorder that plague the totalitarian society he serves. Bearing witness to the horrific suicide of a young girl in the midst of a police operation, Fuse is haunted by what he’s seen - a mental burden which sees him sent for re-evaluation by the police force for his inaction in the line of duty.
As he struggles to come to terms with the horrors he’s witnessed, Fuse meets the sister of the girl whose life he saw snuffed out before him, bringing about an unlikely friendship that leaves him questioning not only what is right, but also the reality he sees before him. However, nothing here is quite what it seems, and he finds himself thrust into the midst of danger and conspiracy at every turn as events brought about by powerful forces spiral out of control around him. Contains the film on Blu-Ray and DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese with English subtitles. Presented in a rigid case with a digpack to hold the Blu-ray and DVD discs.
Also included is a 48-page booklet containing translated articles from Japanese materials:
~ Jin-Roh, The Ultimate in Animation Cinema - a piece investigating the charm and history of the production that came to be called the "last of the analogue animations"
~ The Language of the Art - a piece examining selected layouts from the film, in order to investigate their role and meaning.
~ A comprehensive interview with director, Hiroyuki Okiura
~ Gallery and Production Sketches
Publisher: Anime Ltd Released: October 28th 2019 Classification: 15 Language: English, Japanese Subtitles: English Running Time: 102mins