Pleasures of the Flesh
DIRECTOR: NAGISA ÔSHIMA
CAST: KATSUO NAKAMURA, MARIKO KAGA, YUMIKO NOGAWA
Language is less crucial in Pleasures of the Flesh, the bold and brilliant bomb-thrower Ôshima’s entry into the genre of pink-eiga softcore, which follows lovelorn tutor Katsuo Nakamura as he burns through a pile of stolen cash on a point-of-no-return sex odyssey. Ôshima’s first movie for his independent company Sozo-sha, exemplifying the director’s fascination with the entwined forces of sex and destruction.