In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot—one created solely for sexual pleasure—who slaughtered her owner.
A follow-up to the 1995 sci-fi drama from anime legend Mamoru Oshii, this sequel is a clever blend of CGI and traditional, hand-drawn animation. Echoing cult classic Blade Runner for the dystopian tone of its plotting, Ghost in the Shell 2 offers a neon swirl of action and philosophy.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States