Listing for Thursday's Cine Salon:
A weekly display of hidden or neglected facets of the magic lantern. The finest wines and cheeses shall be served.
3 Springfield, Dundee.
Thursday 10th January, 9pm
(1991, dir. Shozin Fukui)
Released in 1991, this Japanese cyberpunk film is filmmaker Shozin Fukui's big cyberpunk anthem. It deals with the theme of sex androids as well as mental breakdowns in a hallucinogenic thrill ride.
IMDB plot summary:
Pinocchio 964, lobotomised cyborg sex slave, is thrown out onto the street by his owners because of his inability to maintain an erection. He is befriended by a criminally insane, memory-wiped, homeless girl. Meanwhile, the corporate entity who manufactured and sold him plots to kill him because of his malfunction.
IMDB message boards:
This is my favorite movie. When I was watching this, I felt like I was becoming as insane as the characters. I was smashing my face against my wall, throwing DVDs out the window just to see the look on Mr. Whitman's face, slicing my cleft node in two with a filing cabinet, it wasn't even mine! -- it was that good! Reminded me of Andrzej Zulawski's POSSESSION but more insane.