Cold Fish (2010)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 115

No one cared thus far. Do you?

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.

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Nobody
Nobody
November 7, 2020 3:46 am

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

Jimothy
Jimothy
Reply to  Nobody
November 16, 2020 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.

bob
bob
Reply to  Nobody
March 26, 2022 6:03 pm

yes , because soon after , you’ll be sleeping with them !

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
November 7, 2020 7:01 am

Chilly Mackerel

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
November 8, 2020 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!

Jo
Jo
November 8, 2020 7:54 am

Awesome film I would love more like this

kombu
kombu
November 9, 2020 11:28 am

las 5 “s” en su maxima expresion.
+++++!!

Ralph Bunag
Ralph Bunag
November 9, 2020 11:26 pm

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

Tito Santana
Tito Santana
November 11, 2020 11:24 am

Excellent!!

analtap
analtap
November 27, 2020 5:14 pm

peepee poopoo

AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
Reply to  analtap
November 29, 2021 3:55 pm

ayo

among us
among us
Reply to  analtap
May 30, 2022 9:36 am

peepee poopoo :v

OJ
OJ
December 19, 2020 12:00 pm

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.

pain
pain
January 8, 2021 3:38 am

life is pain

ShoeBoogie
ShoeBoogie
February 21, 2021 5:15 am

This movie was beyond brilliant, thank you for uploading it.

Alice
Alice
March 2, 2021 1:38 pm

It’s really sad, for all the things he has done for them ungrateful, selfish bitches.

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
March 3, 2021 10:38 am

Sion Sono directed this masterpiece flawlessly. Mitsuru’s performance summoned many emotions within, his fragility broke resoundingly <3

Distad
Distad
April 18, 2021 1:12 am

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.

Farfadet Kennedy
Farfadet Kennedy
June 12, 2021 8:03 pm

des petite monsieutte qui pleure du metal de fesse souvent en etant full fif genre

Hala
Hala
Reply to  Farfadet Kennedy
December 27, 2021 5:54 am

Quel con.

Lotty Da
Lotty Da
September 6, 2021 3:11 am

Yeah, this was a good one. Well acted, well shot, totally twisted. Loved it. Thanks Again Effedup

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
September 22, 2021 8:20 am

Another winner in an increasing list of excellent movies. Thanks again EUM

Arthur McGonnell
Arthur McGonnell
November 8, 2021 1:16 am

Both a superb Masterpiece & a fantastic Mistresspiece
with lots of other super juicy little bite size pieces ….
cheer4 the upload !

Anybody
Anybody
December 26, 2021 3:23 pm

Sono is one lucky AF SOB. Oh, the things I would do to his wife’s vag…

The Eye of Art
The Eye of Art
January 2, 2022 5:29 pm

Dark as expected from Sion. What is so disturbing about his films are how real and relatable to our daily lives.

MantraBeeg
MantraBeeg
January 24, 2022 9:43 pm

The snack that smiles back

Ceafall
Ceafall
January 31, 2022 3:43 am

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 reality made into a movie.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
February 1, 2022 10:51 pm

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.

bug :3
bug :3
February 22, 2022 5:08 am

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 to know why aiko decided to join murata? what, if any, was her trauma? she seemed to be more fucked up than them all. she was certainly my favorite character even though i 100% did not agree w everything she did lol. also, they very briefly touched on the fact that mitsuko was abusive to her stepmom. i would have liked to know more about that as well as seen more scenes of it and what led up to it. i guess the thing, for me, that makes this movie decent rather than great like everyone else is saying is that it just seems that theres a lot of empty storylines and holes in the plot. its also semi corny to me lol it just seems like one of those movies that try to hard to be disturbing that they kind of lose meaning and interest. however, there were some really good scenes and aspects of the movie such as the gore and scheming and planning that happened to make up for the movie being kind of shitty lmfao! overall, 6/10!

nyct
nyct
May 19, 2022 4:04 pm

this was sad as fuck i rlly liked the main character wtf

Active Mitsuko hater
Active Mitsuko hater
June 1, 2022 12:55 am

The one person i hated the most ended up being the only one to live 🙁

Gorehog
Gorehog
June 5, 2022 9:31 am

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.