A SNAKE OF JUNE is Shinya Tsukamoto's examination of desire and female liberation, a stand-out film from his work.
Rinko (Asuka Kurosawa from Cold Fish) and Shigehiko (novelist Yuji Kotari) are a strange couple, whose physical mismatch (she a lithe beauty, he an overweight, balding, obsessive-compulsive neurotic) is reflected in the complete lack of intimacy between them. They connect as human beings, but they live more like friends than as lovers and lead nearly independent lives.
Both seem comfortable with this coexistence, but the desires that lurk beneath its surface are brought out when Rinko receives a package of explicit voyeur photographs of herself with the threat of exposing them to her husband.
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Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Cast: Asuka Kurosawa, Shinya Tsukamoto
Genre: Erotic Noir
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Runtime: 77 minutes
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