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Unagi

Directed by Shohei Imamura

Storyline

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

Details

Directed by : Shohei Imamura
Writing Credits : Motofumi Tomikawa, Daisuke Tengan, Shohei Imamura
Cinematography by : Shigeru Komasubara
Music by : Shinido Ikebe
Edited by : Hajime Okayasu
Produced by : KSS, Eisei Gekijo Co, Ltd, Groove Corp, Imamura Productions
Distributed by : Films sans Frontières
Cast : Koji Yakusho, Misa Scimizu, Fujio Tsuneta, Mitsuko Baisho, Sho Aikawa, Sabu Kawara

1996 - Japan - VO - 117 min

Feature films by the same director : Shohei Imamura

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