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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Ai no korîda (original title)
NC-17 | | Drama, Romance | 1 April 1977 (USA)
A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director:

Nagisa Ôshima

Writer:

Nagisa Ôshima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Fuji ... Kichizo Ishida
Eiko Matsuda ... Sada Abe
Aoi Nakajima Aoi Nakajima ... Toku
Yasuko Matsui Yasuko Matsui ... Tagawa Inn Manager
Meika Seri Meika Seri ... Matsuko (Yoshidaya maid)
Kanae Kobayashi Kanae Kobayashi ... Old geisha Kikuryû
Taiji Tonoyama ... Old Beggar
Kyôji Kokonoe ... Teacher Ômiya
Naomi Shiraishi Naomi Shiraishi ... Geisha Yaeji
Shinkichi Noda Shinkichi Noda
Komikichi Hori Komikichi Hori ... Mitsuwa Geisha
Kikuhei Matsunoya Kikuhei Matsunoya ... Hôkan jester
Akiko Koyama Akiko Koyama ... Mansaki Geisha
Yuriko Azuma Yuriko Azuma ... Mitsuwa Geisha
Rei Minami Rei Minami ... Mitsuwa Geisha
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Storyline

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 <browna@ohsu.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

NC-17 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | France

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Realm of the Senses See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (2000 re-release) | (DVD) | (final) | (reconstructed version) (R-rated) (reconstructed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.50 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Eiko Matsuda, who played Sada Abe, received hostile treatment from the public in Japan after the film came out. She eventually decided to move to France. Her co-star, Tatsuya Fuji, eventually regained his career after a period of two years without any job offers. See more »

Quotes

Sada Abe: Now what am I supposed to do?
Kichizo: You mustn't ask me. Aren't you the bride?
Sada Abe: But how should I know? I've never been married before.
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Alternate Versions

The English subtitles throughout the film on the R2 DVD release differ to the English subtitles on the NTSC VHS release. One big difference is on the VHS, during the scene where Sada performs fellatio on Kichi, he says: "You're a remarkable woman", whereas on the DVD he says: "You're a strange girl" instead See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Libertine (2004) See more »

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Good News!!! It's Not For Children, Fools, People In The Bible Belt And Weak of Mind!!!
19 August 2017 | by k-66834-23537See all my reviews

ALERT ALERT ALERT!!!!! WARNING HIGHLY COOL, MEANINGFUL AND PRECIOUS I expectedly watched this movie without even knowing what kind of movies... I absolutely encourage this type of movies for THE CHILDREN YOUTH AND ALL. Indeed this is definitely a Worth watchable movie (forgive my 'English, I come from a white trash area) except for the ones who are "AGAINST THE HUMAN BODY AND NATURE"... Please make sure you give this type of movie a rating.. and help others to fall for this kind of natural movies. Please make sure to watch it .. Let everybody watch this I have seen 120 minutes of the movie and its full of love, freedom, excitement, uniqueness and enjoyment by the male and female characters...

!!!!!!""""THESE KIND OF MOVIE TITLES ARE TO BE MARKED IN THE RED BOLD LETTERS WHICH WILL MAKE OTHERS TO IDENTIFY EASILY AND ENJOY MORE OFTEN."""""""


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