The Eel Trailer

The Eel Trailer (1997)

12 May 1997 Drama, Foreign 117 mins

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.

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Kōji Yakusho

as Takuro Yamashita

Misa Shimizu

as Keiko Hattori

Akira Emoto

as Tamotsu Takasaki

Fujio Tokita

as Jiro Nakajima

Sho Aikawa

as Yuji Nozawa

Ken Kobayashi

as Masaki Saito

Sabu Kawahara

as Seitaro Misato

Etsuko Ichihara

as Fumie Hattori

Tomorowo Taguchi

as Eiji Dojima

Chiho Terada

as Emiko Yamashita

Kôichi Ueda

as Keiji - A detective

Ken Mitsuishi

as Detective

Hiroyuki Konishi

as Medical Examiner

Shoichi Ozawa

as Gynaecolology Clinic Doctor

Makoto Satô

as Jukichi Takada


Shinichirô Ikebe

Original Music Composer

Shigeru Komatsubara

Shigeru Komatsubara Cinematography

Hisao Inagaki

Hisao Inagaki Production Design

Yoshio Yamada

Yoshio Yamada Set Decoration

Toshiharu Aida

Toshiharu Aida Set Decoration

Shigeko Ikawa

Shigeko Ikawa Makeup Artist

Kazuo Matsuda

Kazuo Matsuda Costume Supervisor

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