Tetsuo The Bullet Man
When his son becomes the victim of a hit-and-run car accident, Anthony's consternation triggers his transformation from grieving father into human weapon. Unbeknownst to his wife—whose instigation for revenge has forced the reluctant Anthony on a quest to find the culprit—he uncovers not only the mystery of his son's death, but his own past as well.
In his first English-language film, over 20 years after he used 16mm to prove himself worthy of a cult following with Tetsuo The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto (Gemini, Tokyo Fist) continues the aesthetic trajectory of the series by evolving the Tetsuo world through a sharp, steel-gray lens, masterful editing, and ornate sound design. Shown here in the final director's cut for the first time, this modernized, hyperbolic third installation continues to challenge ideas of man and machine and the trouble that ensues when the two become one. In a time where technological advancements are constantly reshaping the way we function on a basic level, Tetsuo forces us to engage and become a part of what we're watching: a reminder that when we look into the abyss, the abyss looks into us.
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Primary Cast Eric Bossick, Akiko Monou, Shinya Tsukamoto
Director Shinya Tsukamoto
Screenwriter Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki
Producer Shinichi Kawahara, Masayuki Tanishima
Editor Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki
Director of Photography Shinya Tsukamoto, Takayuki Shida
Production Designer Shinya Tsukamoto
Music Chu Ishikawa