Tetsuo is an Experimental Movie released in 1989 by Japanese director Shin'ya Tsukamoto. The score of the movie was composed by Chu Ishikawa and is inspired by the german pioneer bands in experimental music Einstürzende Neubauten and DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft)
It is considered as a cult movie especially in the Cyberpunk scene and can undoubtedly be considered as a piece of art in film noir such as David Lynch's earliest big contribution to the genre Eraserhead.
Plot: A metal fetishist cuts his leg open and shoves a large piece of steel rod into his wound. The same man later on gets killed in a car accident by a business man. The business man tries to cover up the incident by throwing the metal fetishist into the woods. Later as the business man shaves himself he discovers a piece of metal on his cheek, as he tries to remove it he discovers that it is growing from within. The rest of the movie is devoted to witness the gradual metamorphosis of the business man into a walking pile of scrap.
Scenes of interest, that require some Analysis:
There are several scenes in the movies that I am interested in, I limit them to (in order of interest):
- The scene where the business man is on the phone with someone and says nothing but repeatedly 'hello'
- The erotic nightmare of the business man
- The metamorphosis of the business man's penis into a power drill
- "The being/entity within" which is often seen in many scenes
- The so called 'New World' as introduced in the movie where everything is made out of metal
Despite the fact that there won't be one perfect interpretation to the above scenes I am highly interested in peoples point of view and interpretations of them. I am not asking for whether or not you like these scenes or if you think they contribute to the movie or not.
Facts?: It is said that the scene where the business man 'kills' the metal fetishist by throwing his arguably alive body into the wood which arouses his girlfriend to an extend of her having sex with him, inspired Lars Von Trier to make a movie.
- Does anyone have relevant references to this? What movie would that be?