The Eel (1998)

Eel
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 57mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Fumio Inoue Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Yasushi Matsuda Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Akira Yoshimura Source Material (from novel) ("Sparkles in the Darkness" (Yami ni Hirameku)) 120793 4000004
Masahide Kuwahara Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Hiroharu Kobayashi Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Nobuyuki Kajikawa Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000007
Hideko Nakata Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Takeshi Kubota Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Shohei Imamura Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Daisuke Tengan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Bansho Shinra Actor n/a 1 1000044
Miyuki Miura Actor n/a 1 1000043
Ikiko Ihara Actor n/a 1 1000042
Toshishige Omori Actor n/a 1 1000045
Shohei Imamura Director n/a 2 2000001
Motofumi Tomikawa Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kazuyoshi Okuyama Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Hisa Iino Producer n/a 3 3000001
Shigeru Komatsubara Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yasuo Iwaki Lighting n/a 798 6000002
Hirofumi Nakase Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Masatoshi Sato Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000003
Koshiro Jimbo Sound sound re-recorder 120816 14000002
Kyoko Iwasaki Choreographer choreography(flamenco) 120803 17000002
Yokozo Akamatsu Main Title Design main title calligraphy 120925 23000001
Yoshihisa Nakagawa Other planning 120795 26000003
Akira Narusawa Other planning 120795 26000002
Kazuo Suzaki Other planning 120795 26000001
Kenichi Benitanai Sound sound recorder 120816 14000001
Kazuo Matsuda Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000002
Tokyo Concerts Performer n/a 120819 8000002
Shin'Ichiro Ikebe Music n/a 120781 8000001
Hajime Okayasu Editor n/a 172 7000001
Norihori Takahashi Performer (flamenco guitar) 120819 8000003
Hisao Inagaki Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Shigeko Igawa Hair hair & make-up 120794 13000001
Yoshio Yamada Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Toshiharu Aida Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Hisaya Nosaka Actor n/a 1 1000041
Hiroko Miyazaki Actor n/a 1 1000040
Chiho Terada Actor Emiko Yamashita 1 1000014
Shoichi Ozawa Actor Gynaecology Clinic Doctor 1 1000013
Sansho Shinsui Actor Hospito Doctor 1 1000012
Koichi Ueda Actor Keiji 1 1000015
Hiroyuki Konishi Actor Prison Guard 1 1000016
Seiji Kurasaki Actor n/a 1 1000019
Shigeru Hiraizumi Actor n/a 1 1000018
Aramasa Nakamaru Actor n/a 1 1000017
Tomoroh Taguchi Actor Eji Dojima 1 1000011
Etsuko Ichihara Actor Fumie Hattori--Keiko's Mother 1 1000010
Mitsuko Baisho Actor Misako--Nakajima's Wife 1 1000004
Fujio Tsuneta Actor Jiro Nakajima 1 1000003
Misa Shimizu Actor Keiko Hattori 1 1000002
Makoto Sato Actor Jukichi Takada--Carpenter 1 1000005
Akira Emoto Actor Tamotsu Takasaki--Ex-Convict 1 1000006
Sabu Kawara Actor Seitaro Misato--Cop 1 1000009
Ken Kobayashi Actor Masaki Saito--UFO Freak 1 1000008
Sho Aikawa Actor Yuji Nozawa--Yakuza 1 1000007
Toshio Ishido Actor n/a 1 1000020
Ken Mitshishi Actor n/a 1 1000021
Kazuya Sasaki Actor n/a 1 1000034
Yasuharu Okubo Actor n/a 1 1000033
Makoto Yamamoto Actor n/a 1 1000032
Saburo Masamura Actor n/a 1 1000035
Kaoru Ikeda Actor n/a 1 1000036
Kentaro Sakai Actor n/a 1 1000039
Jiko Uchiyama Actor n/a 1 1000038
Yasushi Kitamura Actor n/a 1 1000037
Kyohei Hayakawa Actor n/a 1 1000031
Kalen Kurino Actor n/a 1 1000030
Masayuki Akinaga Actor n/a 1 1000024
Takashi Odajima Actor n/a 1 1000023
Kazuyuki Senba Actor n/a 1 1000022
Masahiro Noguchi Actor n/a 1 1000025
Kyoya Ogawa Actor n/a 1 1000026
Yohihiro Zaitsu Actor n/a 1 1000029
Sayuri Jindagawa Actor n/a 1 1000028
Rumi Shiina Actor n/a 1 1000027
Kôji Yakusho Actor Takuro Yamashita 1 1000001
Synopsis
Eight years after hacking to death his wife and her lover with a fishing knife, a man is released from prison and tries to start his life anew. He moves to a provincial village, opens a barbershop, spends time with his pet eel, and saves the life of a young woman who has attempted suicide.