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Feature Film

Classic - Art House - Drama

Japan 1976 | 108 Min

L'Empire des sens

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Subtitles in

Obsessive pleasure will be mortal

Genre

Classic Art House Drama

Subjects

sex castration sm sada abe tokyo

Language

Japanese

Story

A passionate telling of the story of a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession with a cruel ending. In 1936 Tokyo, Sada Abe, a former prostitute working as a maid in a hotel. starts an intense affair with the hotel's owner, that consists of sexual experiments and various self-indulgences. Sada becomes increasingly possessive and jealous and her boss is more eager to please her. Their mutual obsession escalates to the point where Sada finds it most excited by strangling her boss during lovemaking, with a fatal and cruel end.

Director

Nagisa Oshima

Writer

Nagisa Oshima

Cast

Eiko Matsuda
Tatsuya Fuji

Producers

Anatole Dauman

Cinematographer

Hideo Ito

Production Designer

Shigemasa Toda

Editors

Keiichi Uraoka

Composer

Minoru Miki

Musicians