Amazing movie on surveillance, espionage, manipulation and bureaucracy. In a style that I have not seen before the movie almost feels like what would happen if Chris Marker made a movie about government spying.
The coming millennium inspired a lot of really fantastic art and this is near the top of that pile for me. The best kind of science fiction / cyber punk is the kind that isn't just all about aesthetics but has some political heft and commentary lurking underneath all the gloss, neon and confetti.
I saw this movie on 3 hours of sleep after 8 hours of school and a small nap. To say it was the perfect film to basically be in a hazy fever dream state to watch is an understatement. I really enjoyed this and what I think I enjoyed most is how much it is all nightmare logic that doesn't bother explaining a lot.
The main 'villain' also has an IMPOSSIBLE amount of charisma that when arrives on the scene you are locked into his every word.