Akai Hashi No Shita Noo Nurui Mizu
Akai Hashi No Shita Noo Nurui Mizu (2002)

Koji Yakusho -- who starred in Shoshi Imamura's Unagi, along with virtually every Japanese indie film of note in the late '90s -- stars as Yosuke, a former successful businessman who is now out of work and divorced. One of his few… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 3, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A whimsically engaging sex comedy.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

There's much tongue in cheek in the film and there's no doubt the filmmaker is having fun with it all.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

A charming, quirky and leisurely paced Scottish comedy -- except with an outrageous central gimmick that could have been a reject from Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

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Emanuel Levy

This romantic fable, starring again the Eel's central couple, with strong meythical and sexual overtones, represents one of the Japanese master's lightest films.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Seeing it as a Westerner is an enlightening, even liberating, experience.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Imamura has said that Warm Water Under a Red Bridge is a poem to the enduring strengths of women. It may also be the best sex comedy about environmental pollution ever made.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

A sweet and enthusiastic embrace of our biology and chemistry, and a delicious and salacious celebration of sexuality and individuality.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Like its bizarre heroine, it irrigates our souls.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

A deep and meaningful film.

Dan Jardine

Imamura's embrace of the cental characters' peculiar habits, predilections and appetites is his delicious and salacious way of celebrating their sexuality and individuality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
A serious film about some quirky, off-beat, WTF subject matter. The less you know the better!
John Ballantine
This is perhaps one of the strangest Japanese movies that I have seen but it works nonetheless. The characters are well defined and the story line turns the… More
Dimitris Springer
Not the best Imamura,but it certainly takes a blow and vanquishes anyone who assumes it's just another "love story",spiced up with the delicate… More