Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: Casshern is based on a Japanese TV-series. In it, the viewer is transported into the future where they world has just seen a big war between an army from the East and an army from Europe. The East won, even though there are still rebellious factions that try to overthrow the government. The war has ravaged the world, and more than ever there is a need for peace and harmony. A scientist is conducting research into a new technology, that can rejuvante bodies and make mankind feel more alive again. The government is not interested in this technology, since they fear it could endanger their position, and the scientist is forced to work together with a sinister organization. As you can probably guess, something goes wrong and before you know it a group of all-powerful superhumans roam the planet, intent on destroying everything and everybody, so that they can rebuild the planet from the ground up. Enter Casshern, the son of the scientist responsible for these problems. He had died during the war, but his body came back to life in the same way the superhumans did. He gets a special super-armor in order to fight the superhumans and battle commences, especially when he discovers that the superhumans are for some reason holding his mother hostage.
To be true: I guess a lot of people won’t like this movie.
There’s nothing cute to be found, nothing funny.
World is not a nice place to be.
Even love turns out wrong.
Death is the on constant thing.
But I loved this movie.
good acting - you really feel with the characters, even though there are few dialoges. Their faces and - often tiny - movements are clear and strong.
This movie is working with colors and sound - both overwhelming even at scenes in b/w without bany sound… Often the images seem unreal, like someone did rather draw than film it. Even cruel and sad scenes get their own strange beauty through this.
Whoever the director of this movie was (s)he did a great job!.