The Eel (1997)

U 05/24/1997 (JP) Drama 1h 57m


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.

  1. Shôhei Imamura

    Director, Writer

  2. Akira Yoshimura


  3. Daisuke Tengan


  4. Motofumi Tomikawa


Top Billed Cast

  1. Koji Yakusho

    Koji Yakusho

    Takuro Yamashita

  2. Misa Shimizu

    Misa Shimizu

    Keiko Hattori

  3. Akira Emoto

    Akira Emoto

    Tamotsu Takasaki

  4. Fujio Tokita

    Jiro Nakajima

  5. Sho Aikawa

    Sho Aikawa

    Yuji Nozawa

  6. Ken Kobayashi

    Ken Kobayashi

    Masaki Saito

  7. Sabu Kawahara

    Sabu Kawahara

    Seitaro Misato

  8. Etsuko Ichihara

    Etsuko Ichihara

    Fumie Hattori

  9. Tomorowo Taguchi

    Tomorowo Taguchi

    Eiji Dojima

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The Eel
The Eel

Original Title うなぎ

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

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