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Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 6 July 2011 (USA)
2:55 | Clip
The lives of a bored suburban couple are changed forever when a seemingly nice old man gives their daughter a job at his fish store, and soon his gruesome hobbies are brought to light.


Sion Sono


Sion Sono (screenplay), Yoshiki Takahashi (screenplay)
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Nobuyuki Syamoto
Denden ... Yukio Murata
Asuka Kurosawa Asuka Kurosawa ... Aiko Murata
Megumi Kagurazaka ... Taeko Syamoto
Hikari Kajiwara Hikari Kajiwara ... Mitsuko Syamoto
Tetsu Watanabe ... Takayasu TsuTsui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Makoto Ashikawa Makoto Ashikawa
Lorena Kotô Lorena Kotô
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe ... (as Jonmyon Pe)
Suwaru Ryû Suwaru Ryû
Rina Saito ... Aquarium shop stuff
Masahiko Sakata Masahiko Sakata
Tarô Suwa ... Yoshida


When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their fish store. Syamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple. Written by Anonymous

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This movie is part of the "Hate" trilogy consisting of - Love Exposure, Cold Fish & Guilty of Romance, though these movies are actually NOT connected story-wise. See more »


When Murata and Aiko strangles the driver at Tsutsui's place, the rope is loose on the driver's neck. See more »


Aiko Murata: You scared the shit out of them! It should be okay. If things go wrong, we'll just make them invisible.
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Follows Love Exposure (2008) See more »


Symphony No. 1 In D Major
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach (as Polish National Symphony Orchestra)
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A Crazy, Sadistic, Wild and Disturbing Ride
25 March 2012 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

Mr. Sono is an uncompromising filmmaker. His resume is filled with odd characters, unnatural situations and twists that come at you from nowhere. This is based on a true story about a sadistic couple who killed dog lovers (the truth is stranger than fiction). In this film, Mr. Shamoto (Mitsuru Fukikoshi) owns a tropical fish shop. His second wife is Taeko (the still amazing Asuka Kurosawa, who was the star of the stunning "A Snake Of June) and his daughter Mitsuko live with him. Mitsuko shoplifts and is threatened with the police but Mr. Murata (a terrificly over the top Denden)persuades that shop owner to let her go. It turns out, Murata owns a large tropical fish store and agrees to have Mitsuko work for him. If this sounds too perfect, too much like a perfect turn of events..it is. Eventually, Mr. Shamoto leans about Murata but he is in too deep by then. Not for the faint of heart, but it is a riveting, sometimes gory horror/drama, with a little black comedy thrown in. The acting is uniformly very good. Worthy of your time, especially for admirers of Mr. Sono's work, but not for everyone.

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