In the Realm of the SensesDirector: Nagisa Oshima, Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji, Aoi Nakajima
Based upon a true incident in 1930s Japan, Nagisa Oshima's controversial film effectively skirts the borderline between pornography and art -- making Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris of four years earlier look like children's programming in comparison. The story concerns servant and former prostitute Sada Abe (Eiko Matsuda) who becomes sexually obsessed with her employer Kizicho (Tatsuya Fuji), a businessman, after seeing him making love to his wife. After making love to Sada, Kizicho becomes obsessed with her as well. As their love-making becomes more and more intense, they find themselves unable to separate themselves from each other, until every waking hour is spent in more and more dangerous sexual acts with Sada becoming more and more of the aggressor. Finally, for the ultimate in eroticism, Kizicho agrees to be strangled during sexual ecstasy for the ultimate in orgasmic fulfillment.
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Cast & Crew
|Yasuko Matsui||Manageress of Inn|
|Taiji Tonoyama||Old Beggar|
|Naomi Shiraishi||Geisha Yaeji|
|Terumi Hosoishi||Special Effects|
|Minoru Miki||Score Composer|
|Yoichi Sai||Asst. Director|
|Shigenori Shimoishizaka||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jusho Toda||Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer|
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This is the story of a former prostitute turned servant and her employer. She watches as he makes love to his wife and developes an obsession for him and he eventually for her. The relationship spins out of control and gets more dangerous in the sex they have. The nudity and sex are explicit and this film is rightfully rated NC17. The end must be seen to be believed. Definately not for the squeamish or the prudish.
what a beautiful and graphic film about the human mind dealing with obsession. all actors are wonderful. cinematically this is striking because of it age and setting.