Pinocchio 964 (1992)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Sci-Fi  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Frequently compared to maverick Japanese experimentalist Shinya Tsukamoto's hyperkinetic cyberpunk masterpiece Tetsuo: The Iron Man, director Shozin Fukui's Pinocchio 964 weaves the dark tale of a cybernetic sex android that escapes into society with no memory of the past and a desperate instinct for survival. When Pinocchio makes the acquaintance of amnesiac Kyoko, the pair offer support to one and other as they attempt to piece together their fragmented pasts and forge on into an uncertain future. As Pinocchio and Kyoko slowly begin to make sense of the mysterious forces that drew them together, Pinocchio's nefarious architect sends a team of agents to bring back his prototype before the world discovers his true potential -- setting into motion a hallucinogenic fight for survival that must be seen to be believed.

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amnesia, android, cyberpunk, escape, prototype