The Eel (1997)

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A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.


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28 March 1999 | DukeEman
| A little gem
THE EEL borders on dark humour when a man, who after eight years in prison for the murder of his wife, is released from jail. He sets himself up in a barber shop by the river and trouble comes knocking on his door and he can not seem to get away from it. Simple, yet effective, a very mature piece of work and pleasing overall.

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Release Date:

21 August 1998



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Sawara, Chiba, Japan

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,879 23 August 1998

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