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A husband and wife lock their diaries in a drawer and also know that they read each other's entries, a device which takes them from one sexual encounter to another.
Did You Know?
This movie is actually a remake. It had been made before as Odd Obsession
(1959) about twenty-four years earlier and directed by respected Japanese director Kon Ichikawa
. The movies are both adaptations of the 1956 Japanese novel "Kagi" by Jun'ichirô Tanizaki
. "Kagi" has also been filmed a number of other times - See: Kagi
(1974) and Kagi
(1997) whilst another Japanese version, Kagi
(1983), was also released in the same 1983 year as this movie. This picture is actually the third version of the book and was released before Kagi
(1983). See more
In the scene Laszlo shows Nino how to use an instant camera. That was not possible in the period the story takes place (Mussolini's fascist Italy). They are using a Polaroid Land Camera model 95 and its production was from 1948 to 1953. See more
Don't forget that coitus, as any medical book will tell you, is risky in your condition.
The risk of leaving while coming, eh?
Referenced in Passion Remembered