Everything I touch with tenderness, alas, pricks like a bramble.
haiku by Issa Kobayashi
produced, written and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (鉄男: Tetsuo) is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, underground-production style as his first two films. Tetsuo established Tsukamoto internationally and created his worldwide cult following. It was followed by Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer (1992) and Tetsuo 3: The Bullet Man (2009)