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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kaijyu Theater See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Don't answer the phone!
7 June 2007 | by GyatsoLaSee all my reviews

I don't feel quite qualified to comment on this (not that this has stopped me before) as its my first Shinya Tsukamoto movie to see - but I can see immediately why so many people are fascinated by his movies. This doesn't necessarily make a lot of sense, and like so many movies of the 'I'm far too talented to be literal' genre of film-making, there are parts that just leave you scratching your head (or my head, as the case may be). But what is undeniable is that this movie is packed with riveting sequences and shows immense talent. This is one of those rare moves that demands a second viewing to delve beneath the layers. It starts out as a slightly creepy thriller and then goes on a variety of tangents, some of which seem logical, most do not. It seems to be about the need not to suppress our deeper needs (a pretty common theme in Japanese film making), but its 'subject' is much less important than the style - and what style there is here. The blue tinted B&W photography is stunning, with fantastic editing and very dedicated acting. Well worth catching, but not when your granny is around.....


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