By Michael Sauter
Updated June 09, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Eel

type
  • Movie

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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The Eel

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 117 minutes
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