Cold Fish (2010)
AKA: Tsumetai Nettaigyo
Directed by: Sion Sono
Starring: Mitsuru Fukikoshi (Shamoto), Denden (Murata), Asuka Kurosawa (Aiko), Megumi Kagurazaka (Taeko), Hikari Kajiwara (Mitsuko)
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
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.
What I learned: Never pay 10 million yen for a fucking fish!
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!
Awesome film I would love more like this
las 5 “s” en su maxima expresion.
So much fun to watch! Dismembering the bodies were epic! He should of killed his no-good daughter too!
Ending was AWESOME, dude snapped and gone berserk. Thx alot for making us familiar with these movies. I am developing a genuine love towards Japanese women who love FISH.
life is pain
This movie was beyond brilliant, thank you for uploading it.
It’s really sad, for all the things he has done for them ungrateful, selfish bitches.
Sion Sono directed this masterpiece flawlessly. Mitsuru’s performance summoned many emotions within, his fragility broke resoundingly <3
Wow, this is one hell of a movie. At first it seemed a bit slow, but it more than makes up for it as the movie progresses. Interesting to see the transformation of the main character and the commentary on the views on traditional vs. non-traditional family life. 5 out of 5 stars for sure, definitely worth the watch.
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Yeah, this was a good one. Well acted, well shot, totally twisted. Loved it. Thanks Again Effedup
Another winner in an increasing list of excellent movies. Thanks again EUM
Both a superb Masterpiece & a fantastic Mistresspiece
with lots of other super juicy little bite size pieces ….
cheer4 the upload !
Sono is one lucky AF SOB. Oh, the things I would do to his wife’s vag…
Dark as expected from Sion. What is so disturbing about his films are how real and relatable to our daily lives.
The snack that smiles back
Holy shit. That was a total blast. hahaha. 9/10 Tbh, Shamoto should’ve killed the daughter too or at least scared the shit out of her. I dunno what’s worse between the two: a parentless life awaiting of her or a quick painful death. Seriously though, it’s commendable that he finally got to decide something in his life. It’s just sucks that he killed himself when he realized that life for him is nothing but pain/hurtful. For all that guts he managed to summon there when he killed Murata and his wife, he actually had an option to start a new life. He could have divorce his second wife, support his daughter till college (if their family relationship won’t really work out), and then cut all ties with them since it’s toxic anyways. Another thing is that he can chose to expose shack without making himself looked like their accomplice (not that he was willing in the first place), or frankly confess as a witness for the recent murder cases (he might be judge guilty with some crime charges but might also end with a shorter jail sentence). However, the man is so pure that he couldn’t withstand going back to his usual life while having a trauma of being an accomplice of murder. Like a fish exposed to osmotic shock, he cannot live with that kind of life so he killed himself. With man vs man vs environment (shitty circumstances that led them to have these personalities), is one painful… Read more »
Best thing I’ve seen for a looooong time. Christ knows how I missed it before. . . It’s beautiful…. Horrible….. Realistic and fuckin hilarious … Masterpiece of art this.
in my opinion, this movie is a decent movie overall! if youre a gore fanatic like me, i would most certainly recommend it. however, for me personally, i wish they would have shown more of the dismembering. i feel like its almost wasted potential to state that they dismember people and then hardly ever show it because they KNOW thats what people want to see lol plus it makes the movie more interesting overall. it seems to me that they wanted to focus more on the rape/sex scenes which like okay whatever. im not really a huge fan of rape scenes in extreme cinema because they are almost always insufferable and unnecessary. i dont think in order for something to be extreme and disturbing, a rape scene is necessary. so i wasnt really a big fan of that aspect of the movie. i also feel as though i wouldve liked more background information on murata and how his trauma turned him into the person he is today. shamoto as well shouldve had a huge breakdown and i wouldve liked to see him kind of have a switch off?? like he should of had his own scene that shows how he made the decision to treat everyone in his life like shit and then kill himself lol. i feel like hte huge change in shamoto’s character was just so empty and sudden to the point i had to rewind to make sure i didnt miss anything lol. i also wouldve liked… Read more »
this was sad as fuck i rlly liked the main character wtf
The one person i hated the most ended up being the only one to live 🙁
When people ask me what is my Favourite Movie i always tell that i Have many but start with this Cold fish.
I Love de Genres of Human corruption, the world between Nice and Good. The pure becoming Corruptes, the vunerabilitys of The Humans and all this little takes on life.
this movie is so dumb
Japanese are so weird, what the fuck did i just watched?
RIP Aiko i will love you forevaaaaaaaaaaaa < 3
The way this movie bounces tones and the way it wraps it all up is fucking brilliant. It was also crazy how over the top yet how raw and real the Murata character was. This was nuts.
Sion Sonos best movie! A real masterpiece