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Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself. Written by
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Shot in Japan, the undeveloped film had to be shipped to France for development, due to Japan's strict censorship policies. See more »
I've got to pee. Okay with you?
There's no need to leave. Do it here.
Inside of Sada, all nice and warm.
You're mad! It's impossible to do both at the same time.
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It is one of the most gripping films to have ever handled sexual obsession
"In the realm of Senses" is so wonderfully plotted and expertly acted that it almost has a dream-like effect It's an erotic fantasy turned nightmare It is the story of a sexual relationship between a young Japanese couple At first lustful and erotic, they can't get enough However, their experiments in sensationalism end in tragedy
The film is flavored with strange yet genuinely humorous moments For example, an older lady chance upon the lovers, andfor the fun of itthe young man initiates a ménage à trois The incident proves to be so exhilarating that the old woman dies from exhaustion... The scene is played with such vivacity and intensity thatdespite the fatal outcomeit does have a strange humorous overtone to it
Director Nagisa Oshima developed with great care all the minor details of this affair without ever becoming overbearing or intending to teach...
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