- 1 hr 57 min
This is a story about a Japanese man who kills his wife after eight years of marriage and is sent to jail. While there he takes on a pet eel that he becomes attached to. He starts up a barber shop after being released and ends up hiring a woman to work there who he convinces not to commit suicide. Over time they grow closer although he has difficulty connecting with her due to his traumatic past, and it seems that this may have something to do with the significance of the eel in his life.