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In the Realm of the Senses 1976

  • Nagisa Ōshima
  • May 15, 1976
  • 105 mins
  • Japanese
  • Drama, Romance
Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.


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It is lacking. I was compelled to stop watching after 30 mins. The plot made little sense and lacked complexity. The cinematography was uninspired. The acting did not seem credible at all. I fell no purity in emotion emanating from aforementioned avenues that will lead me to believe that it was love even in the vaguest of definitions of the word. There was a great deal of graphic sex but that is not all that makes a film in my opinion. Based on the true story some layers could have been added to the affair and the story to bring understanding the world that the director would have us delve into.

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