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In the Realm of the Senses ()

Ai no korîda (original title)
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to an obsessive and ultimately destructive sexual relationship.

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Kichizo Ishida
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Sada Abe
Aoi Nakajima ...
Toku
Yasuko Matsui ...
Tagawa Inn Manager
Meika Seri ...
Matsuko (Yoshidaya maid)
Kanae Kobayashi ...
Old geisha Kikuryû
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Old Beggar
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Teacher Ômiya
Naomi Shiraishi ...
Geisha Yaeji
Shinkichi Noda
Komikichi Hori ...
Mitsuwa Geisha
Kikuhei Matsunoya ...
Hôkan jester
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Mansaki Geisha
Yuriko Azuma ...
Mitsuwa Geisha
Rei Minami ...
Mitsuwa Geisha
Machiko Aoki ...
Mitsuwa maid
Mariko Abe ...
Kinu (Yoshidaya maid)
Kyôko Okada ...
Hangyoku / young Geisha)
Kiyomi Yasuda ...
Mitsuwa Geisha
Hiroko Fuji ...
O-Tsune (Yoshidaya head maid)
Tômi Mitsuboshi ...
Chieko (Yoshidaya maid)
Kimiko Ishii
Katsue Tamiyama ...
Fat Mansaki maid
Hitomi Fukuhara ...
Bullseye / Girl with Umbrella
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Hiroko Fujino ...
(uncredited)
Kazune Tomiyama ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Nagisa Ôshima

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Kôji Wakamatsu ... () (uncredited)
 
Nagisa Ôshima ... ()

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Anatole Dauman ... producer

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Minoru Miki

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Hideo Itô ... (as Hideo Ito)

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Patrick Sauvion
Keiichi Uraoka

Production Design by

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Shigemasa Toda

Art Direction by

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Shigenori Shimoishizaka

Set Decoration by

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Jusho Toda

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Masahiro Katô
Shigemasa Toda

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Kikue Osawa ... hair stylist
Kôji Takemura ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Susumu Iwabushi ... production manager
Eiko Oshima ... production manager
Hayao Shibata ... production manager
Katsue Tomiyama ... production manager
Shigeru Wakatsuki ... production manager
Kôji Wakamatsu ... production manager (uncredited)

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Saburo Li ... assistant director
Masayuki Motomochi ... assistant director
Yôichi Sai ... assistant director
Shizuo Satô ... assistant director

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Hitoshi Nojiri ... property master
Takashi Ueno ... property master

Sound Department

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Henri Humbert ... sound recordist
Alex Pront ... sound recordist
Tetsuo Yasuda ... sound recordist

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Terumi Hosoishi ... special effects
Isao Nishimura ... special effects

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Hiroaki Fujiama ... electrician
Kenichi Okamoto ... lighting technician

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Claire Painchault ... assistant

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Plot 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

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Also Known As
  • 愛のコリーダ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Ai no corrida 2000 (Japan)
  • Ai no corrida (Japan)
  • L'empire des sens (France)
  • In the Realm of the Senses (United States)
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  • 109 min
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Trivia The first non-pornographic film to feature scenes of fellatio and an erect penis. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Video Macumba (1991). See more »
Quotes Kichizo: I've got to pee. Okay with you?
Sada Abe: There's no need to leave. Do it here.
Kichizo: Where?
Sada Abe: Inside of Sada, all nice and warm.
Kichizo: You're mad! It's impossible to do both at the same time.
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