Factory sealed DVD When Shamoto's teenage daughter was caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps to resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Shamoto's daughter work at their fish store. Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple...who force him to get his hands dirty in their brutal business. Inspired by true events, Cold Fish is a bloodcurdling suspense drama that unveils the underlying insanity of an ordinary man.
Physically violent and mentally grotesque, this movie is chilling in that it can actually get you to understand how a person can be trapped and rendered helpless right in front of the most horrifying act taking place. As disgusted as I was by some of the scenes portrayed in this movie, I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen. Highly recommended, but keep the kids away from this stuff, please.
Another very good offering by the Japanese film industry. The characters are truly full of (hideous!) surprises. I really like the emphasis on the ordinariness of folly and evil. Some of the nicest people are clearly not so nice....The hypocrisy at the basis of so-called sophisticated cultures is nicely shown and the slow explosion of the main character (victim up to a point...!) is prepared with effective understatement (something I really like about oriental film..