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Cold Fish (2010) More at IMDbPro »Tsumetai nettaigyo (original title)

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Cold Fish -- When Shamoto’s teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting, a fellow fish-store owner and his wife appear to help resolve the situation by having her work at their fish store. Too good to be true? You bet!
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Shion Sono (screenplay) and
Yoshiki Takahashi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 July 2011 (USA) See more »
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When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation... See more » | Full synopsis »
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Sushi then? See more (32 total) »


  (in credits order)
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Nobuyuki Syamoto
Denden ... Yukio Murata
Asuka Kurosawa ... Aiko Murata

Megumi Kagurazaka ... Taeko Syamoto
Hikari Kajiwara ... Mitsuko Syamoto
Tetsu Watanabe ... Takayasu TsuTsui
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Makoto Ashikawa
Lorena Kotô
Masaki Miura
Jyonmyon Pe (as Jonmyon Pe)
Suwaru Ryû
Masahiko Sakata
Tarô Suwa ... Yoshida

Directed by
Shion Sono 
Writing credits
Shion Sono (screenplay)

Yoshiki Takahashi  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer
Shinya Himeda .... line producer (as Shin'ya Himeda)
Toshiki Kimura .... producer
Akifumi Sugihara .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tomohide Harada 
Cinematography by
Shinya Kimura  (as Shin'ya Kimura)
Film Editing by
Jun'ichi Itô 
Production Design by
Takashi Matsuzuka 
Costume Design by
Satoe Araki 
Makeup Department
Yoko Kinebuchi .... hair stylist (as Yôko Kinebuchi)
Yoko Kinebuchi .... makeup artist (as Yôko Kinebuchi)
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
Production Management
Kôtarô Miyata .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Satoshi Yoshida .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hajime Komiya .... sound
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Eiji Oshita .... gaffer
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray extras subtitles: english
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray producer [gb]
Tak Sakaguchi .... action choreographer (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer
Marc Walkow .... thanks: publicity assistance

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tsumetai nettaigyo" - Japan (original title)
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146 min | South Korea:135 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: When Murata and Aiko strangles the driver at Tsutsui's place, the rope is loose on the driver's neck.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Symphony No. 1 In D MajorSee more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Sushi then?, 5 March 2012
Author: kosmasp

This is a very bleak look at violence in general. While the movie starts of very slowly and more like a drama you could be excused for thinking it spins out of control. But even if you don't agree with the actions the characters are taking (mostly the only "logical" steps for them), you can't escape the grip and intensity the movie has. It does a very superb job in holding that throughout.

The acting is great (sometimes even sublime) and while you may feel like looking away, you might not be able to, because it does hold your attention with a very fine script. Not for the faint of hearted of course, this will appeal to some people, but also will appall quite a few others. But as a work of art this is within it's boundaries very good indeed!

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