The Eel Japanese Movie English Sub Download
Businessman Yamashita receives an anonymous letter, telling him that a strange man visits his wife whenever he’s out at night fishing. After pondering for a long time, he sets out for the seaside one night with the intention of returning early and finding out the truth. Indeed he finds his wife in bed with a stranger, enjoying herself with an abandon Yamashita has never experienced. In a daze, he enters the bedroom with a knife in his hand and kills his wife. Several hours later he walks into the police station, covered in her blood, and turns himself in.
After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a barber in prison) and talks almost to no-one except for the eel he “befriended” in prison. One day he finds the unconscious body of Keiko, who attempted suicide and reminds him of his wife. She starts to work at his shop, but he doesn’t let her come close to him.
Based on a novel by Akira Yoshimura and scripted by Imamura and his son Daisuke Tengan (screenwiter of Takashi Miike’s Audition, 1999) Unagi won its director his second Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, after The Ballad of Narayama in 1983. Imamura himself declined the invitation and preferred to stay in Japan, leaving ceremonial duties to lead actor Koji Yakusho. This move was widely seen as a snub, but it didn’t stop the festival organizers from selecting his latest film Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (Akai Hashi No Shitano Nuruimizu) for the competition in 2001.
As a result of the award, Unagi received widespread distribution and critical acclaim. Both are richly deserved, because this is a film that manages to be both poignant and funny. Its combination of the quirky and absurd on the one hand and the dramatic on the other works wonderfully well, creating a film which is touching and human, and which endears as much as it fascinates.
The Eel Cast
# Koji Yakusho – Takuro Yamashita
# Misa Shimizu – Keiko Hattori
# Mitsuko Baisho – Misako Nakajima
# Akira Emoto – Tamotsu Takasaki
# Fujio Tsuneta – Jiro Nakajima
# Sho Aikawa – Yuji Nozawa
# Ken Kobayashi – Masaki Saito
# Sabu Kawahara – Seitaro Misato
# Etsuko Ichihara – Fumie Hattori
# Tomorowo Taguchi – Eiji Dojima
# Chiho Terada – Emiko Yamashita
The Eel Details
Also Known As:
うなぎ (Unagi) – Japan (original title)
La anguila – Argentina / Spain
Állinn – Iceland
Ålen – Sweden
A Enguia – Portugal
Der Aal – Germany
L’anguilla – Italy
L’anguille – France
Wegorz – Poland
Director: Shôhei Imamura
Subtitle: English (Hardcoded)
Video Format: Avi
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The Eel Movie : Download – Unagi.DramaDownload.avi