Akira (1988)

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Summary:  Tokyo has been destroyed by a psychic explosion, triggering World War III.  A new city is built within its place and named Neo-Tokyo.  By 2019 Neo-Tokyo has grown into a dystopian metropolis, overrun by gang violence and anti-government terrorism. … Continue reading

The Eye (2002)

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Gin gwai (original title) Summary:  20 year-old Mun (Angelica Lee) has been blind ever since the age of two, but thankfully her eyesight is restored after undertaking a successful eye cornea transplant surgery.  Despite being able to see again, Mun starts to … Continue reading

Let the Right One In (2008)

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Låt den rätte komma in (original title) Summary: In a quiet suburb in Stockholm a young boy Oskar is regularly bullied by his own friends at school.  A lonely soul, his parents have separated with his father, whom he rarely sees, lodging out in the … Continue reading

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

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El laberinto del fauno (original title) Summary:  The young, imaginative Ofelia is forced to live within the Spanish woods amongst Falangist Captain Vidal and his troops, who are hunting out Republican rebels fighting against their regime.  Her pregnant mother is … Continue reading

Solaris (1972)

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Solyaris (original title) Summary:  A once busy space station which orbits a mysterious ocean-covered planet, named Solaris, was built to hold over 80 residents but is now only occupied by three scientists.  The mental state of the scientists have grown concern after they … Continue reading

Norwegian Wood (2010)

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Noruwei no mori (original title) Summary:  The Beatles’ song ‘Norwegian Wood’ reminds Toru (Ken’ichi Matsuyama) of his life in Tokyo back in the 1960’s and when his best friend Kizuki (Kengo Kora) committed suicide.  He carries and shares the same burden of the … Continue reading