Mamoru Oshii

Mamoru Oshii – Jigoku no banken: akai megane AKA The Red Spectacles (1987)

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As the world decayed into chaos, the Metropolitan Police had no choice but to fight back, creating an elite unit of police. They became known as Kerberos, the Watchdogs of Hell. Over time, though, the zeal of the police force was transformed into cruelty and corruption. Three of the elite rebelled against the system. But only one, senior detective Koichi Todome, escaped to freedom. Several years later, he returns home. But why? What is left for him in this city that continues to decay? Koichi must now determine who is friend and who is foe as he attempts to unravel what happened after he left. Read More »

Mamoru Oshii – Tenshi no tamago AKA Angel’s Egg (1985)

Synopsis:
In the abandoned streets of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a young girl protects a mysterious egg with her life. She meets a mysterious drifter who is interested in what may be inside the egg.
A masterpiece of allegory and surrealism. Exploring art history and dream logic, Oshii’s early film is perhaps the most purely visual in his oeuvre. Read More »