Muta Fukaz


Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:15pm
Tivoli Theatre

Genre mashup “MFKZ” is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of “Tekkonkinkreet,” “Genius Party,” and “Mind Game.” The “Tekkonkinkreet” dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, and lucha libre in an orgy of video-game-inspired mayhem. The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinz, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis — a burnt-out, gang- and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident, Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: He is half-human and half-Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet. “MFKZ’s” voice cast includes Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”), Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”), Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Dascha Polanco (“Orange Is the New Black”), and the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA.

90 min.

Directed by

Shoujirou Nishimi & Guillaume Renard



Film Category

Animation Spotlight International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus




Comedy Science Fiction