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 acts. After Shigehiko finds one of Igushi's letters, the husband becomes involved in the mental games - with surprising results for their marriage. A Snake of June was screened at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


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

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

  • May 23, 2012
    Not as mind blowing as "Tetsuo: The Ironman" and an easier, more straightforward film in comparison. Critics are saying that Shinya Tsukamoto's "A Snake of June" is one of his "mature" flicks, but I'm not sure if I liked that as much as the pure insanity, adrenaline, and art that was fired at me from his previous films. However, there are still some great visual aspects here and there, but it's a very different film from Shinya Tsukamoto. I liked " A Snake of June", but it's nowhere up to the greatness of the "Tetsuo" movies or "Tokyo Fist"
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2009
    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.
    Saskia D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2008
    from the guy that brought us tetsuo, brings us this, and good luck!!!
    Nyk P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2008
    A weird movie with some interesting visual concepts. Some Terry Gilliam there, some french avant-garde cinema there, yet the mvoie itself feels like a lengthened shortmovie. A novel idea stretched to an unnescessary length. It may interest you if you are into sadism and/or sexual roleplaying. Otherwise, you shoud stay away from this.
    Henrik S Super Reviewer

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