Metropolis

2001, Movie, NR, 108 mins

Metropolis
Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS (1926) is the primary inspiration for this stunningly beautiful anime, whose story about a futuristic city where human beings and robots live in uneasy accord also strongly echoes BLADE RUNNER and the robot stories of Isaac Asimov. Metropolis is a futuristic city-state divided into four vertical zones: The crème de la crème inhabit the surface, while underground Zones 1 through 3 are increasingly distasteful. The opening of the ziggurat, a skyscraper built by rapacious businessman Duke Red (Taro Ishida), is being feted when Japanese detective Shunsaku Ban (Kousei Tomita) and his young nephew, Kenichi (Kobayashi), arrive, hot o...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 108 mins

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