Theresa, the shop keeper of the Ying Yang Sausages company realizes an enormous problem when she realizes she has Japanese competition called the Yang Ying sausages company. She and her ... See full summary »
Twenty-nine-year-old Ryotaro is underemployed, has no friends, hyperventilates and is awkward. Worse, he is also a virgin and never been kissed before. To remedy the situation he picks up a... See full summary »
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
Allen Brown <email@example.com>
Demand to see the film at its first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival was so high, 13 screenings were arranged. 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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In 1977, the uncut version was banned in Australia. The film was cut by over 4 minutes to secure an R rating for theatrical release. A home video release in 1982 was also a cut version. The uncut version was not awarded an R rating until September 2000, when all previous cuts were waived by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. An uncut Australian DVD was issued by Madman Entertainment in August 2001. See more »
I wrote a review of this film 15 years ago in which I claimed it was quite sophisticated. It was found helpful by 71 out of 89 people on this site. How naive I was, and, I must admit, pretentious. I am a good deal wiser now and I see the film in a completely different light. Now all I see is subversion and misogyny. Specifically it is a desperate effort to subvert conventional society by depicting heterosexual sex as baleful and destructive. Why would the director want to do such a thing? Think about it. It won't take more than a few seconds.
This kind of thing obviously used to pass for art. Not any more.
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