Meatball Machine Kodoku

Kodoku: Mîtobôru mashin / Japan, 2017
Dir: Yoshihiro Nishimura



Yoshihiro Nishimura, director of some of the most bonkers action films of all time—including Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl—returns with a new hyperviolent, blood-drenched riot.

When the villainous alien Necroborg arrive in Japan, they turn everyday humans into half-robot killing machines, and it's up to a nebbish debt collector, whose deadly cancer cells somehow keep the creatures from taking him over completely, to save the world and win the girl. Along the way, blood will be spilled (four tons of fake blood, according to the director), limbs will fly, and nipple guns will be fired with maniacal glee.

In addition to directing, Nishimura is a renowned master of special effects whose credits include 2005's original Meatball Machine (of which this is essentially a remake), and his creations add a deranged hallucinatory brilliance to the proceedings that is manna for fans of Tetsuo: The Iron Man or the more gonzo films of Takashi Miike and Sion Sono. If you only see one utterly insane, blood-and-guts-soaked, action-packed Japanese cyberpunk comedy this year―well, this is probably the only one, so just see it already.

Seattle Film Festival


Length 1h 40'
Cast Issei Takahashi, Aoba Kawai, Kenichi Kawasaki
Script Sakichi Satô, Yoshihiro Nishimura
Production Ark Entertainment/King Records/Nishimura Eizo
Awards and festivals South by Southwest, Seattle, Night Visions, Sitges
Programme For Freaks
Genre comedy, action, horror

Sat, 28.04.

22:15 - Small Hall