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Tetsuo 2 : The Body Hammer

Shinya Tsukamoto / JP, 1991 / 81 min.

Mix of manga, fantasy, heavy metal and apocalyptic dystopian visions. The body of businessman Tomoo becomes a devastating steel tank; the reason: cyborg skinheads have kidnapped his son and paternal anger triggers the transformation of flesh into avenging machine.

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His transformation seems to go hand in hand with the dehumanisation of the living environment into a sterile mass of concrete, steel and glass. To survive, the people of Tokyo have to harden themselves: they begin to resemble their surroundings on both the inside and outside. The special effects and design make Tetsuo II: The Body Hammer a surrealistic cyberpunk artwork.

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Director

Shinya Tsukamoto

Production year

1991

Country

JP

Original title

Tetsuo 2 : The Body Hammer

Length

81 min.

Format

Blu-ray, DCP

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