In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.
Cyberpunk films have been around for decades now, and are still thriving high within the film community. But the beauty of the genre is that each depiction from film to film can vary greatly to one another, each envisioning their own neon dark pigmentation of the future. Philippe McKie’s BREAKER is no different, bringing us to tomorrow’s Tokyo in an exquisite cyberpunk adventure where the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.
BREAKER is a cyberpunk thriller set in the near future of Tokyo that features contributions from many talented Japanese artists and subcultures. Ranging from avant-garde fashionistas, fetishists and designers to traditional butoh actors all gathered through years of research and integration.
The film is also a collaboration with many legendary music producers representing the vanguard of electronica: SOPHIE / Forss / Klātu / Phentix and more!
Recently the genre of Cyberpunk is enjoying a rise in exposure and popularity, with classic films such as Blade-Runner and The Matrix owing much inspiration to Japan. For years I have been working towards capturing and expressing the potential of Japanese live-action Cyberpunk cinema, and thus BREAKER was born!
The film’s breathtaking attention to detail in costume and set design shapes this unique world and uniformly grabs our attention to the psychedelic storyline.