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The Eel

Unagi

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Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1997
Drama

Synopsis

White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover and kills her. After eight years in prison, he opens a barber shop and talks to no-one except for an eel he befriended in prison. One day he finds the unconscious body of Keiko, who attempted suicide and reminds him of his wife.

Synopsis

White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover and kills her. After eight years in prison, he opens a barber shop and talks to no-one except for an eel he befriended in prison. One day he finds the unconscious body of Keiko, who attempted suicide and reminds him of his wife.

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The EelDirected byShôhei Imamura

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1997 | Winner: Palme d'Or
Independent Spirit Awards
1999 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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