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In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses

1976 / 109min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: NAGISA ÔSHIMA

CAST: TATSUYA FUJI, EIKO MATSUDA

Banned in the USA—and still censored in Japan—Oshima’s unsettlingly erotic, explicit taboo-buster dramatizes the true story of Sada Abe, who in 1936 was embroiled in a scandal in the aftermath of a destructive, consuming love affair. Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda star as partners in this dangerous game of hardcore sadomasochistic brinksmanship, set against a backdrop of rising imperialism and a world gone mad.