The Eel

AKA:
Unagi
Release Date:
May 12, 1997
Running Time:
1:56
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Shohei Imamura
Cast:
Koji Yakusho Takuro Yamashita
Misa Shimizu Keiko Hattori
Fujio Tsuneta Jiro Nakajima
Mitsuko Baishô Misako Nakajima
Akira Emoto Tamotsu Takasaki
Shô Aikawa Yuji Nozawa
Ken Kobayashi Masaki Saito
Sabu Kawara Seitaro Misato
Etsuko Ichihara Fumie Hattori
Tomoro Taguchi Eiji Dojima
Producers:
Kazuyoshi Okuyama , Hisa Iino
Writers:
Shohei Imamura, Daisuke Tengan, Motofumi Tomikawa, Takashi Yoshimura, Akira Yoshimura
Language:
English

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The Eel

Freed after spending eight years in prison for killing his unfaithful wife in a jealous rage, Takuro Yamashita opens a barber shop and spends his free time communing with the pet eel he got while in prison. One day, he saves a young woman named Keiko Hattori from committing suicide, and offers her a job in his shop. Despite the pair's growing mutual attraction, Takuro's enduring guilt over his wife's murder obstructs the growth of their relationship.

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