Katsuhiro OTOMO 大友克洋

Akira

アキラ

Nippon Retro   ² 

AKIRA is set in the Tokyo of the year 2019 (which was still some time in the future when the film was made), depicting a metropolis torn between luxury and decay. Members of a motorcycle gang become involved in secret parapsychological experiments of the military, which awaken enormous destructive powers in one of them. OTOMO adapted his own manga for the film, which conjures up a realistic apocalyptic mood, using all the possibilities of the anime genre.


Guests:
Florian Höhr

Sat, 29. August 2020 20:30
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Deutsches Filmmuseum

With an introduction by Florian Höhr

35mm, English dubbed version

FSK 16

Sun, 30. August 2020 18:00
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Deutsches Filmmuseum

With an introduction by Florian Höhr

35mm, English dubbed version

FSK 16

Animation Science-Fiction Classic

アキラ

Japan 1988

125 minutes

Director
Katsuhiro OTOMO

Script
Katsuhiro OTOMO, Izo HASHIMOTO based on a manga by Katsuhiro OTOMO

Cinematography
Katsuji MISAWA

Music
Shoji YAMASHIRO

Production
Tokyo Movie Shinsha

World sales
Toho

Film print
Japan Foundation

About Katsuhiro OTOMO
大友克洋

Katsuhiro OTOMO, born 1954 in Miyagi, debuted in 1973 as manga artist and has won several prices ever since. His most famous manga AKIRA has become well-known in Germany after its film version and set high benchmarks for high quality animes.

In cooperation with Japanisches Kulturinstitut (The Japan Foundation) and DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

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