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A Snake of June (2002)

Rokugatsu no hebi (original title)
A man and woman fall into an erotic nightmare when they are stalked by a disturbed man.

Director:

Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asuka Kurosawa Asuka Kurosawa ... Rinko Tatsumi
Yûji Kôtari Yûji Kôtari ... Shigehiko (as Yuji Koutari)
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Iguchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukino Asai Yukino Asai
Hira Dezu Hira Dezu
Kôichi Fujita Kôichi Fujita
Takehiro Fukuhara Takehiro Fukuhara
Tomoya Fukumoto Tomoya Fukumoto
Mansaku Fuwa Mansaku Fuwa
Teruko Hanahara Teruko Hanahara
Kiyoto Harada Kiyoto Harada
Daisuke Hatori Daisuke Hatori
Noboru Inoue Noboru Inoue
Tarô Iwate Tarô Iwate
Shinji Kai Shinji Kai
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Storyline

Rinku is a suicide-prevention counselor, living with her husband Shigehiko. He's older than she, scrubbing things constantly, sexually indifferent. They sleep apart. During Tokyo's rainy season, Iguchi, a photographer Rinku has counseled by phone, sends her pictures he has taken through her skylight: she's wearing a short skirt, masturbating. He offers her the negatives if she'll follow his instructions. She's humiliated and agrees. He tells her he's only giving her license to express her inner desires. He sends her into the night to walk on the wild side. Then, she asks a favor of him, and soon her husband receives phone calls and photographs. Where will this triangle lead? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Issho ni, jigoku ni ikimashô


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Snake of June See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kaijyu Theater See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Interesting avant-garde from Japan
12 July 2006 | by lee_mussonSee all my reviews

This film is about sexual inhibitions, fantasies and social restrictions. The reviewer who said this film is stupid and has no story obviously doesn't grasp the fact that this is an avant-garde film. The imagery, themes and sound are what make the film, not the narrative. It works on a different level and is better appreciated by people who are interested in film as an art form rather than merely popcorn entertainment. The imagery is dark and provocative and enhanced by the blue and white monochrome. The director employs his trademark hand-held camera and big close ups. Although the themes are sexual in nature the film never feels like exploitation. The film isn't perfect by any means but is an interesting example of avant garde film-making by a significant Japanese director. Watch it with an open mind.


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