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The Animatrix: A Detective Story

Written By: Shinichiro Watanabe
Directed By: Shinichiro Watanabe

A spare film noir-style detective story about a down-on-his-luck detective hired to find Trinity the hacker, early in her career with Morpheus. In black and white the filmmakers capture amazing 40s-style New York scenes especially impressive in the latter half depicting a snowfall. Using an array of old and new technology the detective tracks her down by hanging out on hacker sites tracking down Alice in Wonderland references. He has been hired by the Agents of course to help lead them to Trinity. The story ends appropriately with a gunfight on a train. Carrie-Anne Moss provides the voice for Trinity in this film.





The Animatrix: Scene from A Detective Story

Also by this director:
Cowboy Bebop (director)
Macross Plus (co-director)

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Did You Know?

Trinity is told by the Merovingian she has 'fought through hell' to save Neo. The club where she forces The Merovingian to free Neo is called Club Hel. This appears to be one of the more obvious bits of symbolism in the trilogy...or is it?
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