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Director: Shinya Tsukamoto

Scriptwriter: Shinya Tsukamoto         

Cinematography: Shinya Tsukamoto

Music: Chu Ishikawa

Distribution: Jeonju International Film Festival

Cast: Shinya Tsukamoto, Kaori Fujii, Takahiro Murase, Masato Tsujioka, Takahiro Kandaka

Shinya Tsukamoto

selected filmography:

Tamamushi (2005)

Haze (2005)

Vital (2004)

A Snake of June (2002)

Gemini (1999)

Bullet Ballet (1999)

Tokyo Fist (1995)

Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)



Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Japan | 2005 | DV | 25 Min. | OmeU

"For more than twenty years I have interested in using video. I believe it is a suitable tool to capture actors' spontaneity so much so that it has inspired me to create 'actor-driven stories'. As time goes on, the technology of the tool has advanced into the territory where the digital video can provide the possibility of replacing film. My new short film, was made based on that possibility. The concept of HAZE is closely related to the subject matter that was portrayed in my latest feature, as it was one of the stories I came up with to create ultimately for the past ten years. Through my career as a film maker, I have always chosen the theme that is synchronous to the times and society...."

(Shinya Tsukamoto)

A man wakes up to find himself confined in a small room. He doesn't know where he is, or he has no memory what happened to him. What terrifies him more is that he is bleeding, accompanying acute pain. The clearer his consciousness gets, the tighter the room seems to get.

(official synopsis)

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