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 »
Misaki returns to the hometown of his father, after he is reported to be dead. There she sets a coffee shop in the middle of the coast and a relationship with her neighbour Eriko and their children evolves.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shot in Japan, the undeveloped film had to be shipped to France for development, due to Japan's strict censorship policies. 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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Japanese censors removed approximately five minutes from the original 108-minute edit and added optical blurring to obscure much of the remaining nudity. This cut was released in October 1976 and was the only version available in Japan until 2000. The current Japanese version (released as "Ai no corrida 2000") is uncut but digitally pixelates the actors' genitalia. See more »
One of the most extraordinary films I have ever seen
There is nothing in cinema that I can think of that compares to In The Realm Of The Senses. It is in a class of its own: beautiful, tender, sensual, erotic, horrifying. I can still remember the shock of seeing it perhaps twenty years ago: not just at the explicitness of the images, in every sense, but at the extraordinary passion and honesty of the two central performances, and Oshima's direction.
Despite the violent nature of the film, and the fact that it is based on a true event, I cannot think of another film that so truly captures the intensity of any emotional and sexual relationship at some point in its incarnation. If you have ever felt love and desire at their most powerful - the wish not to possess someone, but to become part of them and share with them how they experience the world - then you will recognize that feeling here. While certainly not a map for any relationship you might wish to have (I pray!), this film says more about what it means to be a man or woman than any other film I have seen.
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