A Snake of June (Rokugatsu no hebi) (2002)

A Snake of June (Rokugatsu no hebi)

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Shinya Tsukamoto's Rokugatsu No Hebi (A Snake of June) is an erotic drama abut a married couple. Rinko (Asuka Kurosawa) and her husband Shigehiko (Yuji Koutari) have seen their marriage become sexless, which frustrates Rinko. One day she receives a letter containing pictures of her pleasuring herself. The person who sends the letter calls her and reveals himself to be Igushi (Shinya Tsukamoto), a former psychiatric patient of Rinko's. Igushi begins to order Rinko to perform increasingly erotic … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Feb 22, 2005
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for A Snake of June (Rokugatsu no hebi)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Never turns the corner from being fantasy-porn.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...an unforgettably excruciating experience.

Full Review… | April 2, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Any notion of Snake commenting on sexual repression in Japan is lost amid the nonsense.

Full Review… | March 5, 2005
Filmcritic.com

Not exactly for all tastes . . .

Full Review… | February 23, 2005

... an intriguing and ultimately inscrutable enigma ... drip(s) with a bizarre eroticism ...

Full Review… | January 9, 2004

Audience Reviews for A Snake of June (Rokugatsu no hebi)

½

Mweh.. this is typically a movie written and directed by a man (don't worry, I'm not a raging feminist), so annoying. It totally missed it's goal. It's about the woman, taking control of her sexuality, or that's the intention I think, but how she's coaxed into doing this is utterly ridiculous.
That really is all I have to say about this movie.

Saxia
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

½

Another creepy and unsettling Japanese drama from director Tsukamoto (Jijii from Ichi The Killer) who's brought such wonderful family classics such as Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Shot in black and white then washed in blue, the film is absolutely soaked in water--constant rain, sinks and showers, all running down into various drains. This is a wet, wet film; well, June is the rainy season in Japan, apparently. An extremely art-house film, with experimental-type camerawork and editing that makes it hard to follow at times...hell...most of the time.

Still, the visual style sets the tone for a story that centers around various taboos in Japan. The tone of the film, a mixed bag of pink films and film noir, suggests that the whole thing is headed for a bitterly tragic doom.

DrBenway
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

½

I'm guessing if you sent David Lynch to Japan to remake Saw this is what you'd get. Stylish, puzzling and pretty fucked up. I hated the better part of the first hour and nearly cursed this movie's existence. That metal dick thing was... I'm sure explainable only in Japanese. The more I think about it the more I like it. A Snake of June is very erotic and reasonably sexy (the Japanese she-mullet thing was a little rough.) Not amazing but definitely worth checking out.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

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