Cold Fish (2010)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 30

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AKA: Tsumetai Nettaigyo
Directed by: Sion Sono
Starring: Mitsuru Fukikoshi (Shamoto), Denden (Murata), Asuka Kurosawa (Aiko), Megumi Kagurazaka (Taeko), Hikari Kajiwara (Mitsuko)
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
Runtime: 02:26:06
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Based on a True Story, Small Animals, Killers, Family, Voyeur

Plot – Spoilers:
Cold Fish is what happens when an artist at his peak makes an effed up movie.

Shamoto runs a small shop selling exotic fish with his second wife Aiko. He’s a fairly simple man with simple troubles. His pleasures include spending romantic evenings at the local planetarium, while his troubles revolve around his daughter Mitsuko who hates her stepmom. He is so conscious of their rift that he even feels awkward to get frisky with his wife while Mitsuko is under the same roof.

When Mitsuko is caught shoplifting, an excessively gregarious old man Murata comes to the family’s rescue. Murata is the owner of an overpoweringly grand tropical fish shop and Shamoto feels more and more like a little man in his presence. But wife and daughter seem impressed.

If you crave beautiful aesthetics and great bizarre acting in the effed up, it’s harder to reach beyond Cold Fish.

8 thoughts on “Cold Fish (2010)

  • November 7, 2020 at 3:46 am

    What I learned: Never pay 10 million yen for a fucking fish!

    • November 16, 2020 at 12:58 am

      The man drives a luxury car while operating a niche business. Crooks rarely make it that far.

      Anyways, it is true that the thematic explorations in this film were boring. However, the execution/cinematography was exceptional when compared to the average horror film produced and the acting was very fun. (Aiko is amazing!!)

      I wish people who are brave enough to present such images would also delve more deeply into academic philosophy, for example. When the movie ended, I felt a bit like Mitsuko staring at the “remnants” of the film: That’s it?

      Enjoyable movie to watch nonetheless. Good job.

  • November 7, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Chilly Mackerel

  • November 8, 2020 at 12:30 am

    They should of made sushi with Mr. Yoshida. It probably would of tasted really good!…. This movie gave me chills to the bone, a masterpiece!

  • November 8, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Awesome film I would love more like this

  • November 9, 2020 at 11:28 am

    las 5 “s” en su maxima expresion.

  • November 9, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    So much fun to watch! Dismembering the bodies were epic! He should of killed his no-good daughter too!


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