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TETSUO: THE IRON MAN

TETSUO: THE IRON MAN

TETSUO: THE IRON MAN

1989 / 67min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: SHINYA TSUKAMOTO

CAST: TOMORô TAGUCHI, KEI FUJIWARA, NOBU KANAOKA

Man and machine feel the urge to merge in Tsukamoto’s utterly indescribable midnight movie madness, a body horror running-of-the-gauntlet which centers on an anonymous salaryman who begins to transform himself into a man of steel, his waking nightmare captured in twitchy camerawork and lurid, gritty black-and-white 16mm. A symphony of sex, steel, and scarification, set to a scraping industrial clangor. The kind of movie you wish you hadn’t watched stoned.

Tetsuo: The Iron Man is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see. Click here for more info.