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Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)

Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (original title)
In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from ... See full summary »

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Kuroo Samehada
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Tanuki
Sie Kohinata ...
Toshiko Momojiri
Kimie Shingyôji ...
Mitsuko Fukuda
Susumu Terajima ...
Sawada
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Mitsuru Fukuda
Daigaku Sekine ...
Sakaguchi
Kô Takasugi ...
Sorimachi
Shingoro Yamada ...
Taniguchi
Hitoshi Kiyokawa ...
Maruo
Yôji Tanaka ...
Asahina (as Boba)
Keisuke Horibe ...
Inuzuka
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Hidari
Kanji Tsuda ...
Fukazume
Yôhachi Shimada ...
Michio Sonezaki
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In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from some slayers. What follows is a wild chase that leads the audience into a comically violent world. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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6 February 1999 (Japan)  »

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Amazing Film, Great Actors, Brilliant Director
5 August 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Kimie Shingyouji is amazing as is Tadanobu Asano and Shie Kohinata. Brilliant film, great performances. A quirky classic and a precursor to films such as Kill Bill, though the film was surely inspired by Pulp Fiction first.

Sharkskin Man... makes me want to go back to the French New Wave again. It is cinematic ally liberating, fresh yet retro, new and exciting.

Seijun Suzuki is another filmmaker that has accomplished something similar I think, with Pistol Opera, the re-make of his own "Branded to Kill," made 35 years prior.

Kohinata's performance is nothing short of perfect. She is a true star and I love her work. This film should be mandatory viewing.

I give Sharkshin Man and Peachhip Girl the highest rating possible for originality and entertainment value as well as a great ensemble cast and innovative script.


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