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1 July 1989 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tomorowo Taguchi ... Man
Kei Fujiwara ... Woman
Nobu Kanaoka ... Woman in Glasses

Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Metal Fetishist
Naomasa Musaka ... Doctor
Renji Ishibashi ... Tramp
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Directed by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
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Shin'ya Tsukamoto  writer

Produced by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chu Ishikawa 
 
Cinematography by
Kei Fujiwara 
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Art Direction by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Costume Design by
Kei Fujiwara 
 

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Also Known As:
"Tetsuo" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
67 min | Argentina:69 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | 77 min (extended cut)
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Based on a play that Shin'ya Tsukamoto had written, directed, and performed in college.See more »
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34 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
How'd they get my nightmare on film?, 23 September 2002
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

Wow. Unreal. You know what it feels like to bite down on aluminum foil or hearing chalk scratch on a blackboard through Bose speakers over and over again? This resembles what a viewing experience you'll have watching Tetsuo.

Trippy, bizarre, surreal. The sequence of events are just mind boggling that it's a bit trying to take it all in at once. The black and white definitely shows a very gritty, bleak environment and there's great use of dark color tones and shadow. Add some manic performances, great camera angles, and a very raw hardcore soundtrack which just intensifies the insanity even more. Definitely have to give it to the design crew because their attention to detail adds to the overall weirdness. There's even a love story in it too!

Very cool flick.

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