Russia, 2005, colore, 35mm, 70′
di Peter Khazizov
Sceneggiatura Peter Khazizov, Anastasia Kruchkova – Fotografia Christa Holka, Saverio Truglia – Montaggio Ivan Lebedev – Musiche Nikolay Anokhin – Interpreti Vasilisa Petina, Yaroslav Jalnin, Peter Khazizov – Produzione
Cinemateka – Sito ufficiale mangamovie.ru
In contemporary Moscow, strange things are in the air: a reckless youth can turn invisible at will; a beautiful model seemingly materializes in the street beneath her likeness illuminated on a billboard, and all of this may be generated by a video game in the possession of a pseudo intellectual into whose car the model throws herself before collapsing, thus bringing together the fates of all three. The plot seems kind of unconnected, as it should be: the Japanese titles tell us that man-ga means picture at random. The one of few independent Russian films, Manga looks at today’s urban world of Moscow on its way to becoming a global capital, and investigates the psychological, emotional and physical tensions resulting from that process.