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The Eel: Dark, sweet, odd Japan.

The Eel is a 1997 Japanese film by Shôhei Imamura who also collaborated in the screenplayu that is loosely based on the novel On Parole by Akira Yoshimura. It won the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. This is a film of contradictions. Dark and sunny.  Funny and tragic. Deep and light. Sex and abstinence. Trust, betrayal, loyalty, friendship and […]