The Eel (1997)

White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a barber in prison) and talks almost to no-one except for the eel he "befriended" in prison. One day he finds the unconscious body of Keiko, who attempted suicide and reminds him of his wife. She starts to work at his shop, but he doesn't let her become close to him.

Directing:
  • Shōhei Imamura

Writing:
  • Daisuke Tengan
  • Shōhei Imamura
  • Motofumi Tomikawa

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-05-12
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 117
Ken Mitsuishi
Ken Mitsuishi
Detective
Etsuko Ichihara
Etsuko Ichiha...
Fumie Hattori
Koji Yakusho
Koji Yakusho
Takuro Yamashita
Sho Aikawa
Sho Aikawa
Yuji Nozawa
Tomorowo Taguchi
Tomorowo Tagu...
Eiji Dojima
Mitsuko Baisho
Mitsuko Baish...
Misako Nakajima
Akira Emoto
Akira Emoto
Tamotsu Takasaki
Makoto Satō
Makoto Satō
Jukichi Takada
Shoichi Ozawa
Shoichi Ozawa
Gynaecolology Clinic Doctor
Misa Shimizu
Misa Shimizu
Keiko Hattori
Fujio Tokita
Fujio Tokita
Jiro Nakajima
Kôichi Ueda
Kôichi Ueda
Keiji - A detective
Hiroyuki Konishi
Hiroyuki Koni...
Medical Examiner
Shinshô Nakamaru
Shinshô Nakam...
Sei Hiraizumi
Sei Hiraizumi
Teresa Saponangelo
Teresa Sapona...
Tomoro Taguchi
Tomoro Taguch...
Eiji Dojima
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