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In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales. | Add synopsis »
Assault Girl ~Hineko The Kentucky~
 (From Affenheimtheater. 27 July 2009, 10:27 AM, PDT)

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Directed by
Mamoru Oshii 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mamoru Oshii  written by

Produced by
Issei Shibata .... producer
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Cinematography by
Atsunori Sato 
Hiroaki Yuasa (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Atsunori Sato 
Production Design by
Michitoshi Kurokawa 
Costume Design by
Dango Takeda 
Visual Effects by
Atsunori Sato .... visual effects supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrez Bergen .... narration translator
Francesco Prandoni .... narration translator
Music Department
Kenji Kawai .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles

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Also Known As:
"Asaruto gâruzu" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:65 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A very long & Talky Intro-- but kinda poetic, 10 September 2011
Author: Rabh17 from United States

I give this a 7 because of the Introduction: It was Long. Looooong. Talky-talky Loooooong. Boringly LONG! I began to wonder if I had mistakenly streamed a documentary.

But really, you don't need the beginning Blah-Blah-blah to enjoy this flick. So Fast-Forward past the first 8 minutes. Don't need it.

Now to enjoy this movie-- you get extra oomph if you are a Gamer, because this flick is speaking on a basic level about Gaming and what it does to people, and thru implication, to greater society. Now the other reviews have the plot firmly on the head. A couple of female players team up to take on a mega-dragon/sandworm.

But that's not really the plot-- it's a context. And the Movie itself, is a Commentary.

Warning-- especially to Gamers. Even though it's about a Game-- it's Not non-stop blood guts and explosions. Instead it's scenically poetic. And when the action happens it's very nicely FX-ed, but it's pointedly emplaced.

Instead, pay attention to the Characters and the direction the Dialogue is going. When the End comes, because I have placed an online game, I actually busted out laughing because IT MADE SENSE! And it was that moment that made the entire flick pleasantly enjoyable (Minus the 8 minutes of blah-blah-blah, that is) I wouldn't make this a Main event movie for a Saturday night though. I'd stage this as a Friday night runner-up with some friends. Even Better if ALL of you do online games. You'll get a kick out of this one.

Extra Warning-- Even though the lead actors are women, this is NOT a Girlfriend Friendly Flick. . .unless she's totally cool and she also plays online games with you.

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