Screened as part of NZIFF 2012

Henge 2011

Directed by Ohata Hajime

A far-out double feature from the Far East. Body horror from Japan (Henge) plus a hapless one-handed Korean detective on the search for a unique timepiece that may or may not be able to alter time itself (Young Gun in the Time).

Japan In Japanese with English subtitles
54 minutes HDCAM

Director, Screeplay, Editor


Fujioka Shin'suke
Nagura Ai


Shinomiya Hidetoshi


Morita Aki
Aizawa Kazunari
Nobukuni Teruhiko


Old school fans of Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo: The Iron Man (see it sometime if you haven't already) can celebrate the arrival of this great new lo-fi body horror from Japan. Yoshiaki and his wife Keiko are a couple in domestic bliss until Yoshiaki starts experiencing spasm attacks and producing otherworldly sounds. Director Ohata piles on the shocks as he fuses Kafka (Metamorphosis) and kaiju (giant monster movies) into a unique and tragic love story. — AT

Screening with Young Gun in the Time.