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The Eel (1997)

Not Rated
117 min | Drama

A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.
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Shôhei Imamura | Daisuke Tengan | Motofumi Tomikawa | Akira Yoshimura (novel "Glimmering in the Dark/Yami ni hirameku")
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$ 29,879
Gross (USA)
$ 413,793
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Release date
Aug 21, 1998 (United States)

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Kôji Yakusho
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Misa Shimizu
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Mitsuko Baishô
Misako Nakajima Misako Nakajima   See fewer
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Akira Emoto
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Fujio Tokita
Jiro Nakajima Jiro Nakajima   See fewer
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Shô Aikawa
Yuji Nozawa Yuji Nozawa   See fewer
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Ken Kobayashi
Masaki Saito Masaki Saito   See fewer
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Sabu Kawahara
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Etsuko Ichihara
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Tomorô Taguchi
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Chiho Terada
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Kôichi Ueda
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Ken Mitsuishi
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Hiroyuki Konishi
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Makoto Satô
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7.4 / 10 | 4,902 votes