A Snake of June

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A Snake of June
Japanese Poster
Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
Produced by Shinya Tsukamoto
Shin-Ichi Kawahara
Written by Shinya Tsukamoto
Music by Chu Ishikawa
Cinematography Shinya Tsukamoto
Edited by Shinya Tsukamoto
Zenya Ohara
Kaijyu Theater
Release date
  • September 1, 2002 (2002-09-01) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
77 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

A Snake of June (Japanese: 六月の蛇, Rokugatsu no hebi) is a Japanese movie directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. His seventh film, it is notable for its striking monochrome blue cinematography tinted in post production. It won the Kinematrix Film Award and the San Marco Special Jury Award at the Venice Film Festival.


Set in an anonymous Japanese metropolis, the film tells the tale of shy career woman, Rinko, and Shigehiko, her hygiene-obsessed, workaholic husband. The couple explore their sexuality in a number of ways, causing their lives to be disrupted.


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