The Eel (Unagi)

  • 1997
  • Japan
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Shohei Imamura
  • Cast: Koji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu.

Imamura's Palme D'Or-winning film about two wounded people: Takuro, a man who murdered his adulterous wife, and Keiko, the woman he discovers after her attempted suicide. This is a study of integrity, whose comedy rests in Takuro's re-adjustment to society and its tragedy in the way elements in his present mirror more serious elements in his past.

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