AKA: Gini Piggu: Manhoru No Naka No Ningyo
Directed by: Hideshi Hino
Starring: Shigeru Saiki (Painter), Mari Somei (Mermaid)
Country: Japan, Asian Cinema
Language: Japanese (English Subtitles)
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Violence Against-Relationships with Animals, Insects, Scars-Body Modification, Violence against Women
Plot – Spoilers:
There’s no humour in this final Guinea Pig flick but a lot more gore and splatter compared to the last few.
A painter is holed up in his room painting his memories and dwelling on boyhood nostalgia. He rarely steps out, but when he does, it’s usually to explore a sewer accessible through a manhole and which used to be a river back when he was a boy. A nosy couple who live in the floor below him are curious about him, and in particular, his wife who is believed to have left recently.
On one occasion while rummaging around in the tunnel, he comes across a mermaid whom he remembers having met as a boy in the river that ran through there. She too remembers him and he is filled with an overwhelming feeling of love and takes her home, housing her in a newly ordered tub.
For some reason, his destiny is to paint her and she constantly reminds him of this, even when he tries to nurse her after she develops a weird disease.