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Fantastic Fest Favorite COLD FISH Opens at Lamar on 8/15

One of our favorite films from Fantastic Fest 2010 comes back for a limited run at South Lamar.

Fantastic Fest Favorite COLD FISH Opens at Lamar on 8/15

"A deliciously warped wallow in misogyny, depravity and dead-eyed manipulation, “Cold Fish” charts the twisted alliance of two tropical-fish salesmen with baleful glee." (JEANNETTE CATSOULIS, The New York Times)

Shamoto is a meek man with a small tropical fish shop. One day he meets Murata, the Ferrari-driving charismatic owner of a much bigger tropical fish shop. While Shamoto is impressed by the man's success but apprehensive of his jovial forward manners, Shamoto's wife Taeko and daughter Mitsuko really take to him. Mitsuko even gets a job in Murata's shop while Taeko convinces Shamoto to become Murata's partner in a potentially shady business deal.

But as soon as money has changed hands during the deal, Murata and his wife Aiko reveal themselves to be sociopathic serial killers, murdering those they borrow money from and making the bodies disappear in a gory but very effective way.

Easily bullied into helping the couple in their criminal activities, Shamoto becomes an unwilling accomplice. Having been mild-mannered and polite all his life, can he become "rude" enough to escape from his predicament?  (Ard Vijn, Twitch Films)

COLD FISH plays August 15-18 at 10pm at South Lamar.  Don't miss it!  Tickets available now!!



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