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Fruits of Passion (1981)

Les fruits de la passion (original title)
R | | Drama | November 1982 (USA)
A girl loves an older man. He demands that she goes in a brothel, as evidence that she loves him.


Shûji Terayama


Dominique Aury (novel) (as Pauline Réage), Shûji Terayama (adaptation) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Illiers ... O
Klaus Kinski ... Sir Stephen
Arielle Dombasle ... Nathalie / Stephen's lover
Pîtâ ... Peter / Madame (as Peter)
Keiko Niitaka Keiko Niitaka ... Aisen / Prostitute-Ex-actress
Sayoko Yamaguchi Sayoko Yamaguchi ... Sakuya / Prostitute
Hitomi Takahashi ... Byakuran / Prostitute
Miyuki Ono Miyuki Ono ... Kasen / Prostitute
Yuka Kamebuchi Yuka Kamebuchi
Kenichi Nakamura Kenichi Nakamura ... Ogaku / Le jeune homme-The young man
Akiro Suetsugu Akiro Suetsugu ... Obana / Prostitute
Renji Ishibashi ... Kato
Takeshi Wakamatsu Takeshi Wakamatsu ... Le gardien de la maison / The guardian of the house
Georges Wilson ... Le narrateur / The narrator (voice)
Maria Meriko Maria Meriko ... La mort / The dead


Sir Stephen and O, are placed in southern China where he owns a casino. He places her in a Chinese brothel for "training" and she is then subjected to a variety of humiliating experiences to prove her unconditional obedience. A sub-plot concerns a coolie rebellion due to the resentment towards Europeans by the local population and a young man desperate to afford her favors at the brothel.

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O: But love is my prison. Wasn't I forever looking for a prison?
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Alternate Versions

The 1998 VHS tape had 19 secs cut by the BBFC these cuts removed woman being whipped whilst on a wheel, a rough sex scene and sight of oral sex. The 2005 DVD was passed uncut. See more »


Followed by The Story of O 2 (1984) See more »

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26 July 2002 | by Curious-from southSee all my reviews

The movie maker wanted to make a kinki movie. Then he decided to make an artistic movie. He makes neither. The movie is suppose to take off where The story of O left. It never took off. Sir Stevens takes O to a Hong-Kong brothel so that she can prove her submission by whoring for him. She finds a love of her own. There is no erotism, there is no logic, there is no beauty. Be aware though, there are some very explicit sex scenes but still the movie remains very stale till the end. A disappointment.

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Release Date:

November 1982 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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