Shôsuke Tanihara, Miho Nomoto, Riki Takeuchi, Tamaki Kenmochi
A yakuza action thriller unlike anything you’ve ever seen, this is the astonishingly violent freakazoid of filmmaking that first brought Takashi Miike to the Fantasia screen. The truly radical tale of high-school student and ruthless mob kid Riki Fudoh, who enlists his classmates into a blood-soaked universe of vengeance and death, FUDOH explodes with ideas and never-done-before setpieces that will have your jaw on the floor. All propelled by a ferocious score by then-regular Tsukamoto composer Chu Ishikawa (TETSUO, GEMINI) and his industrial metal band Der Eisenrost. Fantasia’s North American Premiere of this bottle rocket of transgression marked the first time that a Miike film had been shown in North America, sparking a relationship with the filmmaker’s work that continues to this day. Now, 25 editions in, Fantasia has showcased over 40 features from the astonishingly prolific filmmaker. In 2016, he received a lifetime achievement award at the festival. Come see the nuclear blast that started it all, presented in a new 4K scan from the last surviving 35mm print!