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The Eel

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The Eel

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
117 minutes
performer:
Koji Yakusho
distributor:
New Yorker
genre:
Foreign Language, Comedy, Drama

We gave it an A-

In The Eel, the titular pet fish is the only soul that ex-con Yamashita can relate to after serving time for killing his unfaithful wife. Then this misfit saves a young woman from suicide and gradually lets her into his life. Director Shohei Imamura (The Ballad of Narayama) tracks their mutual emotional rescue with a still, stoic grace. A-

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