Summer 2018. Tokyo has become a giant building site in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Behind the ambitious buildings' facades, an even more far-reaching transformation is unfolding: the city is being digitised, inhabitants and all. The ‘Fusion’ programme has been embraced by the population and is well on its way to controlling their minds. A philosophical-spiritual science-fiction film about two teen girls with special gifts and their special mission.

The dreamy images by director of photography Sean Price Williams portray a city caught between the quotidian and the hypermodern, a variation on the intermediate worlds conjured up by director Maiko Endo's prior works Kuichisan (2011) and Technology (2016). The retro-futurist sound design by Nicolas Becker accompanies this dystopian vision of today in which digital total surveillance is silently becoming omnipresent.

Filmmaker
Endo Maiko
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Japan
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
49’
Language
Japanese
Producer
Maiko Endo
Production Company
A Fool
Sales
A Fool
Writer
Maiko Endo
Cinematography
Sean Price Williams
Editor
Maiko Endo
Sound Design
Nicolas Becker
Music
Hattori Takashi
Cast
Natsuko, Luka, Matsumura Tomoya, Ema Yuasa, Niwa Kaito, Crystal Performer Masaki, Father