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In the Realm of the Senses ( Ai no corrida ) (1977) Movie Information

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Crime, Romance





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Nagisa Oshima


Tatsuya Fuji
Eiko Matsuda
Aoi Nakajima
Yasuko Matsui
Meika Seri
Kanae Kobayashi





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In 1930s Japan two lovers begin a passionate and ultimately destructive relationship. -- Chris Kavan

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In The Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima, Japan)

I was hard put to begin describing the whole aesthetics of this film. During the time that it was produced and shown in Japan, it could be easily viewed as pornography, depending really on how you were brought up to understand the word and its explicitness and how it should be presented in a film that tackled the subject. There are just two things that come to mind too while watching this powerful film. Sex. Sex. Sex in the most physicality of the word, in the braveness and *I dare* attitude of Nagisa Oshima.

]Based on a controversial true scandal in Japan during the 1930’s it narrates the journey of the two characters, Kichiso and Sada, employer and servant respectively, into fulfilling the insatiable desire to answer the call of the flesh. It’s as real for me as any theme that a mo...

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