Avatar (2004 film)
|Directed by||Kuo Jian Hong|
|Produced by||Kuo Jian Hong
|Written by||Christopher Hatton|
|Music by||Jonathan Price|
|Edited by||C. Timothy O'Meara
|Distributed by||Force Entertainment
Avatar (Chinese: 流放化身), also known as Matrix Hunter (Japan DVD title & USA video title), Avatar Exile (working title), Cyber Wars (USA DVD title) is a Singaporean science fiction film directed by Kuo Jian Hong. The film was shot in 2001 and released in 2004.
In the fictional near future, nearly everyone is identified by an implanted microchip and connected to the cybernet. Criminals use fake chips, known as "SIMs" (Simulated Identity iMplants). A female bounty hunter is looking for a man who bought a SIM. She uncovers a game to manipulate society being played by the leaders of five giant corporations.
- Genevieve O'Reilly as Dash MacKenzie, a female bounty hunter
- Wang Luoyong as Victor Huang, a policeman
- David Warner as Joseph Lau, owner of a huge corporation
- Joan Chen as Madame Ong, owner of a huge corporation
- William Sanderson as Riley, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter
The film was released in Russia on 15 September 2004 on TV, in Singapore on 7 March 2005 in cinemas, and in the US on 11 April 2006 as a DVD. The movie was also released in Australia.
- "新加坡邀陈冲参演英语电影《流放化身》". Sina.com. 2001-03-26. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
- Review at Beyondhollywood.com
- Cyber Wars on Internet Movie Database
- Avatar at AllMovie
- Cyber Wars at Rotten Tomatoes
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