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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 »


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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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French | Japanese | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Rotten Peaches & Other Moldy Fruit
13 September 2007 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

This film is sometimes called 'The Story of O-Pt.2',which tries to pass itself off as a sequel (of sorts)to the French erotic S&M thriller 'The Story Of O'. Although I've never seen the original version, I did, however get to see this sorry mixed bag of sexual & social politics. I guess the 'O' angle comes from the occasional S&M overtones (which were never as explicit (and unpleasant to watch) as the ones in 'Mistress'. Klaus Kinski is the only recognizable face in this French/Japanese production (but speaks his lines in English--at least in the version I saw). The unnecessary use of surrealism only manages to make this some what boring example in pseudo porn even more pretentious (what are they trying to prove with depicting a piano floating in water?). It's obvious that after the whole "porno chic" trend in cinema petered out (ouch-sorry,bad pun!)about 1975, producers had to scrape the bottom of the barrel trying to please the mavens of adult cinema,not to mention Foreign/Art Cinema,so film goers had to contend with dreck like 'The Last Woman',and others like it.

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