Previously at the ICA - Films
9 May 2008 – 20 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In the year 2077, Japan has withdrawn from the world community after defying international treaties on bio-technology.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