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Still: Vexille

Vexille

9 May 200820 May 2008

In the year 2077, Japan has withdrawn from the world community after defying international treaties on bio-technology. Now nobody outside the country has any idea what's happening within its fortress borders. The US send an elite team of commandos - led by Vexille - to bring back Japan's secrets, prompting a series of exciting set-pieces as the rebel force go up against the country's corporate rulers. Stunning animated sci-fi from the team behind the ground-breaking Appleseed and Sori, and the director of Ping Pong. Despite being indebted to such genre classics as Escape from New York, RoboCop, Mad Max 2 and Dune, Vexille is a provocative and original fantasy which will appeal to anyone looking for state-of-the-art action adventure, animated or not.

A Momentum Pictures release.

Dir Fumihiko Sori, Japan 2007, 109 mins, subtitles, Cert tbc

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