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Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)

Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (original title)
In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from ... See full summary »

Director:

Katsuhito Ishii

Writers:

Katsuhito Ishii, Minetaro Mochizuki (comics)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadanobu Asano ... Kuroo Samehada
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Tanuki
Sie Kohinata Sie Kohinata ... Toshiko Momojiri
Kimie Shingyôji Kimie Shingyôji ... Mitsuko Fukuda
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Sawada
Shingo Tsurumi ... Mitsuru Fukuda
Daigaku Sekine Daigaku Sekine ... Sakaguchi
Kô Takasugi Kô Takasugi ... Sorimachi
Shingoro Yamada Shingoro Yamada ... Taniguchi
Hitoshi Kiyokawa Hitoshi Kiyokawa ... Maruo
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka ... Asahina (as Boba)
Keisuke Horibe ... Inuzuka
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Hidari
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Fukazume
Yôhachi Shimada Yôhachi Shimada ... Michio Sonezaki
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Storyline

In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from some slayers. What follows is a wild chase that leads the audience into a comically violent world. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 February 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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quirky, offbeat little yakuza movie
24 June 2016 | by petermcknSee all my reviews

Shark Skin man and Peach Hip girl is a quirky little film based on a short manga series. The premise is that shark skin man is on the run from a gang he was a part of after running off with a load of money. On his path he meets peach hip girl who has run away from the hotel owned by her awkward pervy uncle and they decide to run away together. The film its self is a mixture of dark Miike humour with many offbeat moments of awkward silences. The henchmen are very slapstick and cartoonish like in many manga adaptations. Unfortunately, it suffers from having so many characters as they appear quite 2-dimensional besides the two protagonists. I also found some of the scenes were poorly lit which was quite annoying and there wasn't much in the way of shootouts besides maybe two. What it fails in plot it makes up in humour not everyone will take to it but i found it quite fun to watch and it paces itself extremely well so avoids getting dull. so overall id say give it a watch at least once it's worth your time but its not as amazing as the hype says would benefit from a few sequels maybe. Violence 3/5 Plot 2/5 Humour 4/5 Acting 4/5 Music 3/5


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