Ghost in the Shell

Synopsis: It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can direct to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes.
Director(s): Mamoru Oshii
Production: Palm Pictures
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

To all patroling air units.

A 208 is in progress... the C-13 district

of Newport City.

The airspace over this area

will be closed. Repeat:

To all patroling air units.

A 208 is in progress... the C-13 district

of Newport City.

The airspace over this area

will be closed. Repeat...

There's nothing

to worry about.

You can try it again once

you're in our country.

"Try it again?"

Just as there's no such thing

as a bug-free program...

...there's no program

that can't be debugged.

Am I wrong?

You don't understand.

We still don't know if

it really is a bug.

Project 2501's

original purpose was--

Major, Section 6

is ready to move in.

- Major!

- I hear you.

There's a lot of

static in your brain.

It's that time

of the month.

Won't there be trouble

if Section 9 butts in

on Section 6's operation?

That diplomat's a pretty

well-known bastard.

Even if they catch him there,

all they can do is deport him.

We're the only ones

who can get our hands dirty.

They're moving.

Take us over to

the extraction point.

What? The police?

Stop it! Who told you to

open fire?! Drop your guns!

I have diplomatic immunity!

Let me see who's in charge!

Transporting a listed programmer

out of the country...

...violates our

arms export treaty.

I could also have you

charged with kidnapping.

Give the man up.

I'm afraid not. He's applied

for political asylum with us...

...and he's already signed

a statement to that effect!

- When?!

- I don't have to tell you!

By right of international law,

my country can...

...offer him protection

and right of safe passage.

The document is on file

at our embassy.

I'll transfer a copy to you

in a few days.

Are you sure about this?

They won't take you back alive.

I must ask that you

watch what you say.

Our country is

a peace-loving democracy.

Is that a fact?

Out the window! Shoot!

Thermoptic camouflage...

This is a rare pleasure,

Mr. Aramaki.

What can the Foreign Ministry

do for Section 9?

What are these secret talks

you've scheduled with...

...the Gavel Republic

for tomorrow?

The usual. Foreign aid.

The new government

reopened the request

after the revolution.

They claim to be

more democratic...

...but they'll probably be

as bad as the last bunch.

Giving them money

they don't earn

will help nobody.

They consider it reparation

for past exploitation

and won't thank--

And what will

the government do?

The problem is that

we have the leader of...

...the old junta here

looking for political asylum.

Col. Maless, right?

So, do we throw him out

and grant them the aid?

Or do we publicly

recognize him as a refugee

and cut the aid?

Not an easy decision

to make.

Personally, if I could find

a politically acceptable


...l'd have the man deported

in a heartbeat.

Oh yes, thanks for your help

with that programmer defection.

Nakamura over in Section 6

said he was grateful.

After all,

we in the diplomatic corps

have to keep our hands clean.


We've lost response.

How's her brainwave output look?


Switching over the virtual

experience mode pattern.

The Foreign Minister's


her cyber-brain was hacked

via telephone connection.

Just as Foreign lntelligence

division predicted...

...the Puppet Master

has begun to break into...

...every terminal

on the network.

Pattern analysis shows

a high probability that...

...he's attempting to disrupt

secret talks with Gavel.

We've placed everyone attending

the talks under surveillance.

Probably trying

to hack her ghost... she'll kill

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