TEBANA SANKICHI: SNOT ROCKETS
Directed by Yudai Yamaguchi
Official Selection, 2012 Fantastic Fest
Who is Tebana Sankichi, and why does he fight crime? Where is the postman going? What makes Tebana slap a girl in the face after he saves her? What’s with his friend who repeats everything twice repeats everything twice?
None of these important questions will be answered, so much as asked ad nauseam as if badly in need of Ritalin. Like TV channel-flipping on speed, SNOT ROCKETS is a hyper-kinetic experience that simply begs for audience participation in the form of random aisle running, dollar-store goodies, and mystery boxes. Don’t ask why. Such questions will not be answered.
The only certainty is that in this very very strange reimagining of a 1995 short, Tak Sakaguchi (Yakuza Weapon, SDAFF ’11) returns as a bourgeois boy who loses everything so he becomes a face-slapping, expletive-yelling hero who fights for us all. Bring your dollar bills and prepare for some interactive movie magic. –Phillip Lorenzo
Cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Hidetoshi Ezawa, Nozomi Maeda, Itsuji Itao