Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl

Director: Katsuhito Ishii

Cast: Katsuhito Ishii, Tadanobu Asano, Sie Kohinata, Ittoku Kishibe

     
 

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Drawing equally from Quentin Tarantino, Hong Kong action spectaculars, Japanese anime, and the over-the-top fashion sensibility of Tokyo's Shibuya district, Katsuhito Ishii spins this dizzying propulsive flick about lovers on the run and the weirdest band of gangsters on the planet. Toshiko Momojiri (Shie Koinata) dreams of a life away from the grinding tedium of… See more details below

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Drawing equally from Quentin Tarantino, Hong Kong action spectaculars, Japanese anime, and the over-the-top fashion sensibility of Tokyo's Shibuya district, Katsuhito Ishii spins this dizzying propulsive flick about lovers on the run and the weirdest band of gangsters on the planet. Toshiko Momojiri (Shie Koinata) dreams of a life away from the grinding tedium of working in a run-down hotel and away from her perverted, pawing uncle who manages the place. While driving to the post office, she literally runs into Kuro Samehada (played by Japanese indie film icon Tadanobu Asano), a thief who stole a pile of loot from his former gang and is currently fleeing them dressed only in his underpants. He jumps in the driver's seat, and soon love is born. The gang is lead by a dandy of a boss (Kishibe Ittoku) who obsessively collects energy-drink ads while his son Mitsuru (Shingo Tsurumi) -- heir apparent of the gang -- sports a snow-white jumpsuit and platinum locks; they are single-minded in their lust for Kuro's pilfered loot. Meanwhile, Toshiko's uncle puts a bounty on his niece and a hit out on his new competitor for her attention. Ultra-violence, bizarre sex, and killer costumes ensue. This film was screened at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2003
UPC:
0738329045333
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tadanobu Asano Samehada
Sie Kohinata Toshiko
Ittoku Kishibe Tanuki
Susumu Terashima Sawada
Kimie Shingyoji Mitsuko
Shingo Tsurumi Mitsuru
Yohachi Shimada Sonezaki
Tatsuya Gasyuin Yamada

Technical Credits
Katsuhito Ishii Director,Screenwriter
Yumiko Doi Editor
Hilo Iizumi Executive Producer
Taichi Ito Special Effects
Hiroshi Machida Cinematographer
Tomoyuki Maruo Production Designer
Kohichi Mori Sound/Sound Designer
Kazuto Takida Producer
Ikuko Utsunomiya Costumes/Costume Designer

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