In a desolate near future, a couple of young people get involved in a dangerous war simulation game called ‘Avalon’. Ash turns out to be a very strong player, and little by little she gets further and further entangled into the game?
The Japanese director Mamoru Oshii ( Ghost in the Shell) shot the whole movie in Poland. By using almost nothing but sepia colours, does Oshii blur the dividing-line between the dark war of the game and the desolate, lonely daily life of the protagonists. A slow, oppressing film.