A Snake of June (Rokugatsu no hebi)
A Snake of June (Rokugatsu no hebi) (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel
Projected Figures

A tripartite mystery that drips with sexual tension, A Snake of June is all at once erotic thriller, through-the-keyhole peepshow, schizophrenic psychodrama, X-ray view of human pathologies, and strange romance.

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Christopher Null

Any notion of Snake commenting on sexual repression in Japan is lost amid the nonsense.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Tsukamoto has matured since his Tetsuo days and proves more subtly disquieting than younger countryman Takashi Miike

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never turns the corner from being fantasy-porn.

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James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus

Not exactly for all tastes . . .

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an unforgettably excruciating experience.

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

... an intriguing and ultimately inscrutable enigma ... drip(s) with a bizarre eroticism ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Saskia D.
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… More
Drew Smith
Unique and captivatingly photographed, but turns out to be a complete waste of time, even at only 77 minutes. There are some great moments, and the first half… More
El Hombre Invisible
Another creepy and unsettling Japanese drama from director Tsukamoto (Jijii from Ichi The Killer) who's brought such wonderful family classics such as… More
Henrik Schunk
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… More
Michael Gildea
I'm guessing if you sent David Lynch to Japan to remake Saw this is what you'd get. Stylish, puzzling and pretty fucked up. I hated the better part of… More
alan jay
strange..almost david lynchian...excels on atmosphere and weirdness...will hold your interest..