Amal is a spy for israel resident in paris,decides to quit but found herself asked for being double agent for egypt and sent to tel aviv to get a tape of weaponry and strategies against her country in case of war.Missions,danger and torture crossed her path but will she succeed?
Nashaat Abdel Latif
Nadia El Gendy
In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." Written by
A subject of confusion for audience members was when despite Rila Fukushima getting top billing with the rest of the cast, it appears that she is nowhere to be seen in this film. Her face was actually used as a model for the robotic geisha's face masks present in this film, so while the geisha are only played by stuntwomen (it is unconfirmed if she ever appeared in costume as the geisha), she technically appears in this film as her likeness is used for the geisha. See more »
When Aramaki's car is shot the bullet holes are in a tight cluster in the door but in the next shot they are more evenly spread out. See more »
La mamma morta (Maddalena di Coigny) [from the opera
Andrea Chenier, Act 3"]
Composed by Umberto Giordano
Performed by Maria Callas
Courtesy of Parlaphone Records Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group & TV Licensing See more »
If you're a fan, go and see it. If you're not, go and see it.
I have just seen the movie at an advanced screening. I'm writing here because, somehow, there are already 34 baseless reviews from people who haven't seen the film. I registered immediately to rectify that situation.
I was truly concerned that this movie wouldn't satisfy me as a fan. Even though the accusations of whitewashing were baseless to begin with, I was concerned that they may have westernized or washed out some of the GITS flavour that I know and love.
To me, this film was fantastic. I went in expecting to be disappointed and I came out grinning ear to ear. I laughed as I watched Aramaki be a down right bad ass. The relationship between Major and Batou was freakin' spot on. There's a lot of philosophy to represent, and that's not easy to do in a movie designed to capture and keep attention, but they did it. The fan service was brilliant and I loved it. It was visually stunning. The soundtrack was wonderful. Scarjo was an excellent study of the Major. It was not tacky or cliché at all.
Please, do not listen to the inevitable vapid borderline insulting "critiques" that you'll no doubt uncover by the various news media who were targeted with pumping out a review for a movie they genuinely don't give two shits about. This movie won't be for everyone. It's scifi. It's intellectual. It's not everyone's cup of tea.
But it's good. It's a classic. And I, for one, am genuinely gratified and impressed. Good work.
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