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The Major is the leader of a specialist armed forces unit called Section 9; the Major and her team deal with specialist cyber terrorist attacks. The reason why the Major is such an effective leader and fighter is she's not entirely human. She was saved by a group of specialist doctors who work at a lab which is part of the Hanka group. The Major can withstand huge amounts of damage to her body 'shell' but that doesn't mean that she's completely invulnerable - if she pushes herself too far, she will eventually die. Her own mortality doesn't stop The Major from testing her limits.

The Major finds herself involved in what could be a huge cover-up; so big, most might presume it attested to nothing more than unproven conspiracy. Treading a line of fact and manipulated reality, The Major and her team must find a way to uncover the truth behind dangerous hacks.

The 2017 movie 'Ghost in the Shell' is based on the manga series of the same name. Whilst in the movie the lead character is known predominantly by the name 'The Major', in the original stories, she was called Motoko Kusanagi.

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Banned Director Wins Asian Film Award For Cop Drama 'Mystery'


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A Chinese drama movie about police corruption won the prestigious best picture award at the Asian Film Awards on Monday (March 18, 2013). 'Mystery," directed by Lou Ye, upset the country's censors for dealing with controversial issues, though it was rewarded at the awards ceremony.

The movie is Lou's first film after he was banned from filmmaking for five years for screening the politically charged movie 'Summer Palace' at the Cannes Film Festival without the Chinese government's approval in 2006. 'Mystery' appeared to be a risky comeback project for Lou, though critics lauded the film. "I am very happy because this (latest film) project has run into some troubles before, so this is a recognition for us," Lou told AFP after winning the award at the ceremony in Hong Kong. "I just want to concentrate on making films.... Movies and society cannot be separated," he added.

Censors had reportedly demanded a cut to the violent ending in Mystery, in which the male lead bludgeons a garbage collector to death with a hammer. Sticking by his guns, Lou refused to budge on the actual content of the scene though agreed to darken the lighting. 

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