In the Realm of the Senses
愛のコリーダ (Ai no korida)
Friday, March 16, 2012
Japan. 1976, 102 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. With Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima.
Warning: This film contains unsimulated sex scenes. Suitable for 18 years and over.
In the Realm of the Senses remains one of the most controversial films of all time. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Nagisa Oshima's film, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, In the Realm of the Senses is a bold, taboo-breaking milestone.
Part of the Globus Film Series: Love Will Tear Us Apart
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students
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