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Metropolis animation

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Original title
Osamu Tezuka no Metoroporisu (Metropolis)
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
Japan Japan
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Cast
Animation
Music
Cinematography
Animation
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Genre
Animation. Sci-Fi | Robots. Steampunk. Cyberpunk. Manga
Movie Groups
Osamu Tezuka Adaptations
Synopsis
Metropolis is a story of how important emotions are and how they separate humans from everything else. The movie follows a young boy and his uncle (a private investigator). The story is set in the far future where humans and robots live together, unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas. They are more or less servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when the boy meets a robot named Tima and they get in all kinds of trouble. Never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side.
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Awards
2001: Sitges Film Festival: Official Selection
2012: Annecy Film Festival: Official Selection
2002: Annecy Film Festival: nominated to Cristal for Best Feature.
Critics' reviews
  • "A wild elaboration. If you have never seen a Japanese anime, start here"
  • "Poetic, surreal, and curiously powerful."
  • The story is compelling, but Metropolis is such a visual masterpiece, it's easy to get lost within its seemingly endless layers of graphic complexity."
  • "This muscular anime melodrama is so visually splendid that on that level alone it qualifies as a breakthrough."
  • "The look is utterly faithful to Tezuka's aesthetic but it's hard to empathize with the angst of a character who looks like a Super Mario Brother."
  • "Here is a film of staggering technical and visual virtuosity, filled with utterly amazing images, that's also entertaining and engaging for children and adults on several levels"
  • "May not have the most sophisticated narrative, but it is one of the most spectacular and masterly demonstrations of animation in screen history"
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User history
Metropolis
2001
Rintaro
6.9
(6,151)
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