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Underwater Love (2011)
"Onna no kappa" (original title)

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Asuka, 35-year-old woman working at a fish factory and engaged to her boss Hedzhaymom Taki. In all her life, as she seems nice and peaceful, until one day while walking around the lake, it ... See full summary »



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Asuka, 35-year-old woman working at a fish factory and engaged to her boss Hedzhaymom Taki. In all her life, as she seems nice and peaceful, until one day while walking around the lake, it does not occur with the mythological creature is a hybrid of human and fish. This marsh inhabitants Asuka learns his long-drowned in a swamp classmate. Despite the fact that drowning guy like reborn as a fish, he still loves Asuka, and ready at any cost to achieve its location. Written by lament

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Drama | Fantasy | Musical


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27 October 2011 (Germany)  »

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Underwater Love  »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The soundtrack is constructed around the song "Du bist gut zu Vogeln", from Stero Total's 2010 album "Baby Ouh!". There is a Japanese version of that title and several variations, along with new songs from the German group. See more »


Referenced in The Smallest Red Carpet, But the Biggest Heart (2011) See more »

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23 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just watched this at the Fantastic Fest 2011 in Austin and was blown away. It defies genres. The director is know as a pink movie director, basically a kind of Japanese soft porn, but the film truly transcends this label. It's very very funny at times, has a cuteness to the characters, is sexually quite explicit, yet at the same time very romantic.

Fundamentally, though, it is fundamentally a film about the existentially condition of life, about living in the now, enjoying life and love to the full and as such is very successful. Humor and sexuality are both used with good effect to demonstrate the temporal and immediate nature of human existence. You laugh, you cry, you get horny, you listen to the strange songs and you think about the nature of our short lives on this earth.

The cinematography is very good, the pale and low contrast images capture the landscape, particularly the water, very well.

All in all, a true pearl of a movie!

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