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The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo / Isolation of 1/880000

Saturday, 17 October, 22:45, Cinématographe

The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo
Original title: Denchû kozô no bôken
Shinya Tsukamoto, 1988, Japan
Japanese with English subs, DCP, Color, 43’


Isolation of 1/880000
Original title: Hachijyu-Hachi-Man Bun no Ichi no Kodoku
Sogo “Gakuryû” Ishii, 1977, Japon
Japanese with English subs, DCP, Color, 47’


In the presence of Masashi Yamamoto


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Made a year before Tetsuo, Tsukamoto’s 8mm cyberpunk spectacle, using such effects as slow-motion animation and pixelation, sees Denchu-Kozo (electricity pylon boy) battling cyborg vampires with Momoko, his only friend in school

For Ishii Sogo, a 20-year-old in 1977 and not interested in school or success, “the possibilities to remain on the margins of society, to live like a punk, are very high.” Isolation of 1/880000, a portrait of such existential angst, presages the blossoming of his punk movies in the ’80s.


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