Film past event

Nightmare Detective (Akumu tantei)

July 6, 2007
Nightmare Detective (Akumu tantei)

Friday, July 6 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, July 8 at 9 pm

From the director of Tetsuo, The Iron Man and Haze!

New York Premiere. Co-presented with New York Asian Film Festival. 2006, 35mm, color. Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. Ryuhei Matsuda, hitomi, Masanobu Ando.


Two bodies are found brutally slaughtered, one after another, seemingly murdered in their sleep. Detective Keiko seeks the help of the Nightmare Detective, who is able to go into people’s dreams–only to find that he is depressed and suicidal, disgusted by the repulsive nature of human beings. Welcome to “Tsukamoto’s World,” filled with the director’s trademark recipe of violence, eccentricity and brooding beauty.


Tickets: $10/$7 members & seniors/$4.50 students*. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4:45 pm.

Friday, July 6 at 6:30 pm:




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Sunday, July 8 at 9 pm:




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* The Special Student Discount, reduced from $10 to $4.50, is made possible by the generous support of The Globus Family (Ticket discount is available for the first 700 tickets).

See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.

View trailer on YouTube (in Japanese).

  • July 6, 2007
  • 6:30 pm