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Cold Fish (2010)
"Tsumetai nettaigyo" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  6 July 2011 (USA)
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When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ...
Nobuyuki Syamoto
Denden ...
Yukio Murata
Asuka Kurosawa ...
Aiko Murata
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Taeko Syamoto
Hikari Kajiwara ...
Mitsuko Syamoto
Tetsu Watanabe ...
Takayasu TsuTsui
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Makoto Ashikawa
Lorena Kotô
Masaki Miura
Jyonmyon Pe ...
(as Jonmyon Pe)
Suwaru Ryû
Masahiko Sakata
Tarô Suwa
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When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their fish store. Syamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple. Written by Anonymous

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This movie was "inspired by true events" known as the "Saitama serial murders of dog lovers"; the convicted killers in the real-life case are Gen Sekine (b. January 2, 1942) and his ex-wife Hiroko Kazama (b. February 19, 1957). See more »

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When Murata and Aiko strangles the driver at Tsutsui's place, the rope is loose on the driver's neck. See more »

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Aiko Murata: You scared the shit out of them! It should be okay. If things go wrong, we'll just make them invisible.
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Symphony No. 1 In D Major
Written by Gustav Mahler
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A dark and unflinching depiction of human weakness
12 July 2011 | by (Växjö, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Every now and then I come across a title that speaks to me. Now don't take me the wrong way, I don't necessarily mean that I can relate to it but it sends a message and reminds us of what we humans are really capable of. In the dark of all Hollywood movies, Japanese action-movies and romantic comedies that flood the box offices lie small gritty and pitch black movies that just wait to be found by those who can handle it.

This isn't a movie for those that only like mindless gore like Saw or Hostel. Instead it delves deep into the darkness we humans can fall into and it doesn't let us out even once. Someone wrote that those who are into dark comedies could take a liking to this movie, I'd say that if you take this on as a dark comedy then you're missing the point of the movie and shouldn't be watching it in the first place. For that purpose there are far more gory "entertainment" out there to laugh or giggle at.

If you're a fan of really dark thrillers with drama and characters with depth then you'll definitely love this movie. Others may love it as well but at the very least you should not watch this if you have a weak heart, and that's not only due to the gore in this movie. I'd go so far as to say that in terms of atmospheric darkness not even the Vengeance Trilogy comes close. This becomes even more apparent due to the fact that this movie is loosely based on events that truly have transpired.

I'm not gonna' delve into the story of the movie as I myself lose a lot of the surprise when I hear about a movie like this. I hope I've been of help and that you'll be ready to see what may be your darkest movie yet (if you're able to not try and laugh it off).


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