Director: Shôhei Imamura
Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô
Japan 1997 | Colour | 117mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
After catching his wife in bed with another man, Takuro commits a brutal crime. On his release from prison, and still haunted by memories of his past crime, he starts afresh and opens a barbershop. When one fateful day he encounters an unconscious woman, his normal inward-looking ways begin to change as he gradually comes to like having her around. The Eel won the Grand Prix at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.