The Adventure of Denchu Kozo

  • 47'
  • Japan
  • 1987
The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (literally: electricity pylon boy) is about an unhappy boy who has an electricity pylon growing out of his back, yes indeed, and is the continual victim of bullying. His only friend is the girl Momoko. He gets transported 25 years into the future, where he finds himself in a world threatened by cyborg vampires. With the aid of an older version of Momoko, he does all he can to prevent the vampires building their machine that will block out the sun in order to make it possible for them to rule the world.
The film was also released on 8mm colour film. Many of the experiments with visual effects, such as stop-motion animation and pixellation, were to return in Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Tsukamoto (1960, Japan) won the main prize with it at the PIA Film Festival.
His new film Nightmare Detective 2 is included in the Hungry Ghosts section of this year's programme.

Tsukamoto Shinya
Country of production
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Betacam Digi
Original title
Denchu Kozo no boken
Tsukamoto Shinya