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Pleasures of the Flesh

Pleasures of the Flesh

Pleasures of the Flesh

1965 / 104min / 35mm

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.