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The Eel In The Eel, the titular pet fish is the only soul that ex-con Yamashita can relate to after serving time for killing his unfaithful...The EelForeign Language, Comedy, DramaPT117MUnrated In The Eel, the titular pet fish is the only soul that ex-con Yamashita can relate to after serving time for killing his unfaithful...2000-06-09New Yorker
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The Eel

Genre: Foreign Language, Comedy, Drama; Starring: Koji Yakusho; Runtime (in minutes): 117; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: New Yorker

In The Eel, the titular pet fish is the only soul that ex-con Yamashita can relate to after serving time for killing his unfaithful wife. Then this misfit saves a young woman from suicide and gradually lets her into his life. Director Shohei Imamura (The Ballad of Narayama) tracks their mutual emotional rescue with a still, stoic grace. A-