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Cold Fish (2010)

Tsumetai nettaigyo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 July 2011 (USA)
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When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

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Sion Sono

Writers:

Sion Sono (screenplay), Yoshiki Takahashi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Nobuyuki Syamoto
Denden ... Yukio Murata
Asuka Kurosawa Asuka Kurosawa ... Aiko Murata
Megumi Kagurazaka ... Taeko Syamoto
Hikari Kajiwara Hikari Kajiwara ... Mitsuko Syamoto
Tetsu Watanabe ... Takayasu TsuTsui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Makoto Ashikawa Makoto Ashikawa
Lorena Kotô Lorena Kotô
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe ... (as Jonmyon Pe)
Suwaru Ryû Suwaru Ryû
Masahiko Sakata Masahiko Sakata
Tarô Suwa ... Yoshida
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When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their fish store. Syamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Fish See more »

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Production Co:

Nikkatsu, Stairway See more »
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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was "inspired by true events" known as the "Saitama serial murders of dog lovers"; the convicted killers in the real-life case are Gen Sekine (b. January 2, 1942) and his ex-wife Hiroko Kazama (b. February 19, 1957). See more »

Goofs

When Murata and Aiko strangles the driver at Tsutsui's place, the rope is loose on the driver's neck. See more »

Quotes

Aiko Murata: You scared the shit out of them! It should be okay. If things go wrong, we'll just make them invisible.
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Sion Sono Film
26 March 2012 | by losriley-1See all my reviews

What stands out in all of Sion's Sono's films is the voice of the director.His humour and ability to move through different styles within the same film. I think that this is a very positive feature in all of his films that I have seen to date. There is a brooding intelligence behind all of his films.This is a very stark violent film and one that has the most provocative dialogue.Much broader questions are being asked outside of the action.I think that it is no coincidence that Guilty of Romance,Suicide Club, Love Exposure and this film are all based upon true events.I think that Sion's dark humour helps to elevate his films above the genre of just shock horror.There is a lot of breast grabbing and an intoxication with sexual pleasure in this film.Sexual acts are often violent and deviant in his films and the bizarre Christian symbolism is odd and challenging.I really liked how the candles were lit on the alter using a spray can. What is normally a quite painstaking process was violent and disturbing.Can it be possible to enjoy films that are a constant assault to one's senses. I think so and Sono's films are not inane or banal.There is always the driving force of this poet and film maker. I am interested that other reviewers have mentioned," Visitor Q", and I would add ,"I Saw the Devil", as possibly the most disturbing films that I have seen..Murata in this film is introduced as a friendly kind man with an obsession with fish.His character openly refers to how he was abused as a child later in the film.His wife however a woman who enjoys sexual gratification at any time and in all forms is probably the most depraved character in the film.All of the madness includes strange around the table tableau's of normal? family life.The opening of the film showing the casual shopping and the emotionless acquisition of fast food is funny and sad at the same time.Do Sono's films celebrate the perverse and deviant? I am not so sure.Jodorowsky is the only other film maker who is so assured and unafraid to include imagery that is poetic and psychological.


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