Horror film “Cold Fish” premieres at Tokyo Filmex
Sion Sono’s latest horror film “Cold Fish” is a completely different direction from his last pic “Love Exposure.”
The grotesque, sometimes humorous, often farcical movie, is based on an actual killing spree committed by a dog kennel owner in the 1980s.
Cold Fish trailer (Japanese with English subtitles)
“I also wanted to depict a sense of total hopelessness, which I feel is lacking in Japanese films,” he said.
Sono said that the humorous aspects were due to comedy being inherent in tragedy. “I wasn’t intending to make people laugh,” he said. “But when you read crime files there are extreme situations whereby the interviews with people can be very funny. So I tried to be true to fact when I wrote the script. That’s how the laughter came into it.”