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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Nagisa Oshima said casting for Kichizo was rather difficult, as many of the male actors that auditioned got self-conscious when they were told that they did have to perform unsimulated sex, and were also uncomfortable showing their penis for prolonged portions of the shooting. For some it was also because they were embarrassed of their size. In a controversial comment, Oshima derided men's obsession with their penis size as "pathetic". See more »
Now what am I supposed to do?
You mustn't ask me. Aren't you the bride?
But how should I know? I've never been married before.
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The scene where the small boy has his penis pulled as punishment for misbehaving has been completely removed on the US Release Versions. (56 Seconds in total) See more »
IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES explores sexual obsession and the extremes to which it drives the characters. I saw the uncut version,readily available at the Cleveland Public Library. It was indeed sexually graphic,reaching a point where the act seems to be driven by a kind of symbiosis that can only culminate in one way. The ending is one of the most horrifying things I've ever seen in a movie. Do not confuse
this movie with the vastly inferior IN THE REALM OF PASSION.
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