on a 1959 fantasy novel by Muro Saisei, this film tells the story of
Professor Ojisama, a lauded writer approaching the end of his career.
His best days are long past; Ojisama's social life has come to a virtual
standstill. But this Master has a secret. A very quirky secret. He is
not alone in his home. Ojisama lives with Akako, a beautiful young woman
who is - in fact - a goldfish turned human. Yes, inexplicably, a goldfish
transformed into a human girl. He is very protective of Akako and -
although she enjoys an occasional night-on-the-town - they live happily
together. Despite her sensuous wide-eyed innocence, the two are not
sexually involved. However, their idyllic life becomes tedious when
one of the Master's old lovers finds her way back to him, further complicated
because she's been dead for many years.
Ishii (perhaps better known as Sogo Ishii) was born January 1958 in
Hakata, Japan. He is a film director and writer, often credited for
introducing the Cyberpunk Wave to Japanese Cinema (see SOGO
ISHII SHORT FILMS) . He also evolved into a major award-winning
filmmaker with the release of motion pictures like LABYRINTH
OF DREAMS, ANGEL
DUST and most recently PUNK
SAMURAI SLASH DOWN. This movie, made in 2016, was the fourth
signed as Gakuryu Ishii [his birth name] instead of Sogo Ishii.
the release of this film, actress Fumi Nikaido was heralded as a new
'overnight sensation.' But fans of genre movies will recognized her
from Sion Sono's WHY
DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? (2014). Her co-star
here, Ren Osugi is a very familiar face in cult films, appearing in
450+ productions since 1979, from SUBWAY
SERIAL RAPE to AUDITION,
DETECTIVE to SHIN
GODZILLA. Mr Osugi died from a heart attack, February 2018,
Japanese film, with English subtitles, 109 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include theatrical trailer.
Intended for Mature Audiences