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Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
"Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu" (original title)

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A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

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Shintaro Uomi
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Masako Yamada
Gadarukanaru Taka ...
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An impossible tale. Taro, an old man who dies homeless in Tokyo has told Yosuke, a weak-willed out-of-work salaryman about a golden statue that he left years ago in a house by the sea in Noto. Yosuke goes and he's captivated by Saeko, a young women who lives in the house where Taro left the statue. She has a strange affliction: water builds up in her and she can only vent it by wicked acts, such as shoplifting, or, more powerfully, through orgasm. Yosuke obliges, the water gives him life, as well as the plants and fish it reaches. Saeko feels shame, and she has a past. Taro's ghost urges Yosuke to fulfill his desires, but can the relationship survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Also Known As:

Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu  »

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$3,842 (USA) (3 May 2002)

Gross:

$62,044 (USA) (1 November 2002)
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Crazy fun!
1 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm so disappointed that this has such a low rating!

As some of the other ratings indicate, yes this is a quirky movie.

Why is that a bad thing?!

I thought this had such a cute, super charming atmosphere to it.

The characters are all interesting, excellent acting and beautiful cinematography.

I just got this warm pleasant feeling from it, much like I got from Chungking Express, one of my all-time favorites.

Good movie!

I need more Imamura!

hurray!


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