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Mars Express

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A Gallic Ghost in the Shell, updated to reflect the implications of developments in AI, Jérémie Périn’s breathless scifi murder mystery constructs outer worlds with spectacle and wit, while chewing over those perennial philosophical concerns about what separates woman from machine, technology from humanity.

In 2200, private detective Aline Ruby and her android partner Carlos Rivera are hired by a wealthy businessman to track down a notorious hacker.

On Mars, they descend deep into the underbelly of the planet’s capital city where they uncover a darker story of brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the face of the universe…

100% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes

A gripping, heady and refreshing 2D animated take on the perils of man and machine coexisting… Mars Express rarely halts its rapid pace to take a breather and ponder the philosophical implications of the dystopian picture it paints. But considering all that Périn successful conveys in less than 90 minutes, what we can glean about the characters’ yearnings from their interactions amid the thrilling action provides potent intellectual stimulation.

Carlos Aguilar, Variety

Ultra-cool and dazzlingly animated… eye-popping… breathes new life into its formulaic genre.

David Ehrlich, Indiewire

[A] visually exciting, smart, engaging detective story that will both impress with it’s animated quality and eventually make you forget your even watching animation.

Mark Hughes, Forbes

Director

Jérémie Périn

Cast

Morla Gorrondona, Josh Keaton, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Sarah Hollis

Country of Origin

France

Year

2023

Language

In French with English subtitles

19+
89 min

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