Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl

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Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl
鮫肌男と桃尻女
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl.jpg
Directed by Katsuhito Ishii
Produced by Hilo Iizumi
Kazuto Takida
Written by Katsuhito Ishii
Minetaro Mochizuki (manga)
Starring Tadanobu Asano
Shie Kohinata
Distributed by Viz Media
Tidepoint Pictures
Release dates
  • 1999 (1999) (Japan)
Running time 108 min.
Language Japanese

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (鮫肌男と桃尻女 Samehada Otoko to Momojiri Onna?) is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Katsuhito Ishii and starring Tadanobu Asano. It is based on a manga of the same name by Minetaro Mochizuki which was originally serialized in Mister Magazine circa 1993 under the title "Daisharin" (Big Wheel). The current title was adopted when the comic was published as its own book.

Story[edit]

Kuroo Sameheda (Tadanobu Asano), a yakuza soldier, is on the run for his life after stealing from his Boss Tanuki Fukuda (Ittoku Kishibe). During a chase through the forest Tanuki's car is struck by an SUV. Enter Toshiko Momojiri (Sie Kohinata), who is also on the run. She is trying to escape her twisted uncle Michio Sonezaki (Yohachi Shimida), who manages the hotel that she works at, and who has developed a controlling sexual obsession with her. During the crash Toshiko is knocked unconscious and Sameheda is able to make good his escape with Toshiko in tow. The couple is then chased across Japan by a large cast of gun crazy, deadpan gang members dressed in over-the-top, high end fashion. They are also being followed by Yamada, an amateur hit man, who was hired by Michio to bring Toshiko back.

Cast[edit]

The Yakuza Hitmen

Bibliography[edit]

  • Puchalski, Steve (2000). "Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl: Review and Commentary". Asian Cult Cinema 28 (3rd Quarter): pp.37–39. 

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