Keswick Film Festival

Akira

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo Country: Japan
Cert: 12 Year: 1988 Length: 124 minsLanguage: Japanese
2002 Festival
Akira

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In post-World War III Japan, a secret military project turns a biker gang member into a raging psionic psychopath. For his debut feature, Otomoto reworks his own highly successful comic strip into a staggering piece of animation, its complex plot being both imaginative and serious.

Critics

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The film moves with such kinetic energy, you'll be hanging on for dear life
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Richard Harrington, Washington Post







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