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

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4251

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 04/01/1977

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/28/2009

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Nagisa Oshima

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

Plot: 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)

PunkGeisha - wrote on 08/28/2010


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 …

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