Cold Fish


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Cold Fish
Sion Sono, 2010
Japan | 144 minutes

Cold Fish is two-and-a-half hours of full throttle hysteria, splattered in eye-gougingly garish hues. Shamoto, the mild-mannered proprietor of a tropical fish store, finds himself and his family drawn into the orbit of a jovial fellow fish dealer named Murata, a serial killer who gleefully slaughters their business competitors and disposes of their remains…Beneath the film’s copious helping of blood, bones, and innards lies a post-economic bubble ero guro parable about the ordinary fascism of contemporary Japan’s middle class.”

—Olaf Möller, Film Comment November/December 2010

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Series: Film Comment Selects

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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