The Eel

(1997)

Overview

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. Shōhei Imamura

    Director, Writer

  2. Akira Yoshimura

    Novel

  3. Motofumi Tomikawa

    Writer

  4. Daisuke Tengan

    Writer

Facts

Original Title うなぎ

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 12, 1997
    U
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    (Tous publics) valid for all audiences.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget -

Revenue -

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