鉄男 (Tetsuo: The Iron Man) 1989 Ages 18+

3.30PM Sat 16 Jan 2021 (1hr 8mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Tetsuo: The Iron Man will screen from an imported 35mm print.

Marked as director Shinya Tsukamoto’s (Killing) breakout film, Tetsuo: The Iron Man tells a horrific visceral story of the relationship between humanity and technology. Metal Fetishist, a strange contagious man with a compulsion for stuffing metal into his body, is on a mission to get back at Salary Man and his girlfriend for running him over with their car. After the accident, Salary Man starts sprouting metal parts from his body, slowly evolving into a hybrid technoman with a telepathic connection to the man he thought he had killed. Unbeknownst to Salary Man, his nemesis Metal Fetishist is controlling his lurid, hell-like transformation and will soon be back to exact his revenge.

Shot on grainy black and white 16mm film, Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a grotesque audio-visual experience that can be likened to an hour long music video sprinkled with stop-motion animation techniques and sound effects that get under your skin.

© SHINYA TSUKAMOTO / KAIJYU THEATER

CREDITS

35MM, B&W, STEREO, 67 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/WRITER: SHINYA TSUKAMOTO / PRODUCER: SHINYA TSUKAMOTO / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SHINYA TSUKAMOTO, KEI FUJIWARA / EDITOR: SHINYA TSUKAMOTO / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SHINYA TSUKAMOTO / KAIJYU THEATER / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM