In the tropical aquarium shop owned by the jovial merchant Murata, small fish are fed to large predatory fish. Will something similar happen to the owner of a smaller shop whom Murata snares in his nets?
Shamoto is a modest man with an ailing sex life and an angry teenage daughter. When she is caught shoplifting and Murata, who happens to be present, calms things down, Shamoto is ensnared in his trap. Murata turns out to be a maniac who does not shirk from gruesome crimes in this stylish thriller with horror effects in which the mood can suddenly become terrifying. Shamoto now faces a choice: be an accessory to the crime or surrender his wife and daughter to the shark in human disguise.
Sono, a poet who began filming in 1990, is beginning to build up a formidable reputation, also internationally. His frenzied four-hour cult drama Love Exposure (2008) won the International Critics’ Prize in Berlin.

Original title
Tsumetai nettaigyo
Filmmaker
Sono Sion
Country
Japan
Year
2010
Medium
35mm
Length
146’
Language
Japanese
Producer
Chiba Yoshinori
Production Company
Nikkatsu Corporation
Sales
Nikkatsu Corporation
Writer
Sono Sion, Takahashi Yoshiki
Cinematography
Kimura Shinya
Editor
Ito Junichi
Production Design
Matsuzuka Takashi
Sound Design
Komiya Hajime
Music
Harada Tomohide
Cast
Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Denden