In the Realm of the Senses

1976, Japan/France, 109m, 35mm

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Screened December 16, 2018–January 1, 2019, 2019

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No stranger to controversy, Oshima faced court battles at home, a delay in the U.S. premiere, and years of censorship issues on his most talked-about film. In the fact-based 1930s drama, streetwalker-turned-maid Eiko Matsuda hooks up with innkeeper Tatsuya Fuji; he leaves his wife and family for her, yet this only further inflames her obsession with him. The intense depictions of copulation and the couple’s fate will disturb even those familiar with the story.

In Japanese with English subtitles

A film by Nagisa Oshima