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Release Date:
13 June 2003 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Issho ni, jigoku ni ikimashô
Plot:
A man and woman fall into an erotic nightmare when they are stalked by a disturbed man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 

Produced by
Shin'ichi Kawahara .... associate producer
Keiko Kusakabe .... distribution producer
Shin'ya Tsukamoto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chu Ishikawa 
 
Cinematography by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Zenya Ohara 
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Production Design by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Costume Design by
Hiroko Iwasaki 
 
Makeup Department
Hidemi Fukuyama .... makeup artist
Takashi Oda .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Hidemi Fukuyama .... production manager
Hiroki Hattori .... assistant production manager
Kiyo Joo .... overseas manager
Hirota Sagae .... assistant production manager
Wakahide Yamashita .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Koide .... assistant director
Hisakatsu Kuroki .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tomoko Chiba .... assistant art director
Yoichi Hirose .... assistant art director
Aya Koshiga .... assistant art director
Yûko Nakamura .... assistant art director
Yuki Nishimiya .... assistant art director
Masao Yamamoto .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Masaya Kitada .... sound effects editor
Akira Nakano .... sound recordist
Shô Rizawa .... sound opticals
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects editor
Yuji Tagami .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Satoshi Hayashi .... special effects
Yûichi Karasawa .... gun effects
Kuri Kumazawa .... special effects makeup
Gen Nakamura .... special effects
Takashi Oda .... dummy effects
Susumu Sano .... special effects makeup
Azuma Takano .... special effects makeup
Mitsuki Yoshida .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masafumi Adachi .... assistant photographer
Kaori Satô .... assistant camera
Takayuki Shida .... assistant photographer
Michiyo Tenma .... still photographer
Keisuke Yoshida .... assistant camera
Kyôko Yuri .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yuka Katô .... costume producer
Nenko Kawano .... costume production assistant
Masako Kuga .... costume production assistant
Hiroko Yamazaki .... costume producer
 
Editorial Department
Shunei Fukano .... assistant editor
Masaharu Oomi .... colour timing
Naoki Osada .... negative cutter
Seiji Satô .... colour timing
Kiyomi Watarai .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Masaharu Sekiguchi .... opticals
Teruo Tsuda .... title designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rokugatsu no hebi" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some violence
Runtime:
77 min | Canada:77 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Life Is to Be Lived in Its Plenitude, 19 October 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Tokyo, Rinko Tatsumi (Asuka Kurosawa) is a married woman that works in the County Mental Help Center helping needy people. Her husband Shigehiko (Yuji Koutari) is an old man obsessed with cleaning and they have a quite inexistent sexual life, sleeping in separate bed. Out of the blue, Rinko receives an envelope with erotic pictures she took once in the past while modeling and a cellular. She receives a phone call and the man blackmails her, promising to give the negatives to her if she follows his instructions. She is forced to wear miniskirt without panties; to buy a vibrator and use it, walking and exposing to costumers of a department store. The man delivers her photos and tells that he is Iguchi (Shinya Tsukamoto), who is dying of stomach cancer that was saved by her advice; in return he asks her to go to her doctor. Rinko realizes that she has breast cancer and needs to remove one breast. When she tells Shigehiko, he gives a cold reception to the idea. Then the blackmailer contacts Shigehiko, forcing him to follow his instructions.

"Rokugatsu no Hebi", a.k.a. "A Snake of June", is a surrealistic erotic movie that follows the style of David Lynch, with bizarre sequences and characters. This is the first work of the director Shinya Tsukamoto that I have watched and this is the type of "love or hate" cult-movie. The stylish cinematography uses blue filter in the rainy season of Tokyo, giving the mood of sadness and nightmarish atmosphere to the weird story. Asuka Kurosawa is absolutely sexy breathing eroticism in the sequences that she follows the instructions of the blackmailer. There are many metaphoric scenes without explanation, but I believe that the major idea of the story is that life is to be lived in its plenitude since we may die on the next minute of our existence. My vote is eight.

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