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A Snake of June (2002)

Rokugatsu no hebi (original title)
A woman is being stalked by a stranger. His stalking turns to blackmail when he sends her copies of photos of her in an embarrassing position. Now he controls her and she has to do anything he says. Anything.

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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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Snake of June See more »

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Production Co:

Kaijyu Theater See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Typically bizarre Tsukamoto
20 March 2003 | by nizSee all my reviews

If TETSUO was about hating your body, SNAKE OF JUNE is about embracing it. Fans of the former will know what to expect in terms of style: black-and-white, wild photography, bizarre imagery etc. What they won't expect is the relatively accessible and easy-to-follow storyline in the first half, as a woman discovers her own desires through the promptings of a blackmailer. About half-way through the focus is switched to her husband, and here we revert to total obscurity, in the TETSUO and TETSUO 2 mould. Tsukamoto buffs will find it all very interesting, others will be left baffled.


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