Underwater Love (film)

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Underwater Love
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Directed by Shinji Imaoka
Produced byStephan Holl
Daisuke Asakura
Written by Shinji Imaoka
Fumio Moriya
StarringSawa Masaki
Yoshiro Umezawa
Ai Narita
Music by Stereo Total
Cinematography Christopher Doyle
Distributed by Films Boutique
Release date
  • April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22)(Tribeca Film Festival)
Running time
87 minutes

Underwater Love (UNDERWATER LOVE-おんなの河童-, UNDERWATER LOVE Onna no kappa) is a 2011 pink film musical about a woman and a sea creature. It is a co-production between Germany's Rapid Eye Movies and Japan's Kokuei Company. It was directed by Shinji Imaoka (who had earlier directed the pink films Lunch Box and Frog Song ), shot by cinematographer Christopher Doyle and includes music by German band Stereo Total. Underwater Love was shot in 5 ½ days, one take only.[ citation needed ]



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