Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Category: SciFi & Fantasy


 Somewhere between a modern-day nightmare and a techno-fetishist’s ultimate fantasy, this extraordinary black and white film from Shinya Tsukamoto caused a sensation when it was first released, and spawned a companion piece, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer.

Concerning itself with a young man’s gradual mutation into a metal-being, the film takes a surreal journey into a dark and disturbing world where D.I.Y body transformations and post-human women with deadly robot arms form the fabric of a strange new reality.

Likened to the work of Lynch and Cronenberg, Tetsuo moulds explosive violence, bizarre sexual imagery and jet-black humor into a cinematic experience like you’ve never seen before.

 
 Title Tetsuo: The Iron Man 
 Year 1989 
 Country Japan 
 Director Shinya Tsukamoto 
 Actors Taguchi Tomorowo , Kei Fujiwara
   Nobu Kanaoko, Lia Nickson
 Language  Japanese
 Subtitles English 
 Runtime  67 Minutes
 Rating NR