Archive Cinema City 2010.



Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Year: 2004
Duration: 126 min.

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Scenario: Sadayuki Murai, Katushiro Otomo

Cast: Anne Suzuki, Masane Tsukayama, Katsuo Nakamura, Manami Konishi, Kiyoshi Kodama, Ikki Sawamura, Susumu Terajima, Anna Paquin, Alfred Molina, Patric Stewart, Kari Wahlgren

Programme selection: Animatrix


Leading character is young inventor Ray Steam. He discovers mysterious metal ball which holds new form of energy, so powerful that it can power an entire nation. Ray uses this "energy ball" to fight evil, save his family and guard London against total destruction.

About the director:

Film „Steamboy“ (Suchîmubôi) is made by one of leading Japanese anima directors, Katsuhiro Ôtomo. Ôtomo became famous as manga artist, director and screenwriter. He achieved world fame by creating manga "Akira" and adapting it into famous film of the same title in 1988. "Steamboy" is feature anima, long awaited after initial success of "Akira", which confirmed this director's cult status among other authors of the genre.