Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (鮫肌男と桃尻女, Samehada Otoko to Momojiri Onna) is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Katsuhito Ishii and starring Tadanobu Asano. It is based on a manga of the same name by Minetaro Mochizuki which was originally serialized in Mister Magazine circa 1993 under the title "Daisharin" (Big Wheel). The current title was adopted when the comic was published as its own book.

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl
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Directed byKatsuhito Ishii
Produced byHilo Iizumi
Kazuto Takida
Written byKatsuhito Ishii
Minetaro Mochizuki (manga)
StarringTadanobu Asano
Shie Kohinata
Distributed byViz Media
Tidepoint Pictures
Release date
  • 1999 (1999) (Japan)
Running time
108 minutes


Kuroo Samehada (Tadanobu Asano), a yakuza soldier, is on the run for his life after stealing from his boss Tanuki Fukuda (Ittoku Kishibe). During a chase through a forest, Tanuki's car is struck by a SUV. Enter Toshiko Momojiri (Sie Kohinata), who is also on the run. She is trying to escape her twisted uncle Michio Sonezaki (Yohachi Shimida), who manages the hotel where she works and who has developed a controlling sexual obsession with her. During the crash Toshiko is knocked unconscious, and Samehada is able to escape with Toshiko in tow.

The couple are then chased across Japan by a large cast of gun crazy, deadpan gang members dressed in over-the-top, high-end fashion. They are also being followed by Yamada, an amateur hit man, who was hired by Michio to bring Toshiko back.


The Yakuza hitmenEdit


The film was shown at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]


  • Puchalski, Steve (2000). "Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl: Review and Commentary". Asian Cult Cinema. 28 (3rd Quarter): 37–39.


  1. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.

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