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still from Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, JP 1988)

Akira

Akira

Tokyo, 2019. An enormous explosion has laid to waste the mega-metropolis and rivalling biker gangs rule the streets. Motor devils Tetsuo and Kaneda stand their own in their battle with the Clowns gang.

poster Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, JP 1988)

Tokyo, 2019. An enormous explosion has laid to waste the mega-metropolis and rivalling biker gangs rule the streets. Motor devils Tetsuo and Kaneda stand their own in their battle with the Clowns gang: Tetsuo has a destructive talent he can”t control – the military and science turn him into the perfect destruction machine able to annihilate Neo Tokyo. The film will be introduced by Badlands curator Xiang Yu Yeung.

nuclear bomb

Akira was the first film to introduce the beauty of Japanese animation (anime) to Western cinema audiences. The compelling story of Japan”s nuclear bomb trauma, the superb animation and the unique industrial soundtrack made the film a classic.

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Director

Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Production year

1988

Length

134 min.

Event language

Dutch

Country

JP

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Part of

Badlands

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.

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still from Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, JP 1988)
still from Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, JP 1988)

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