In the Realm of the Senses
In the Realm of the Senses, by the always provocative Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. Based on a true incident, it graphically depicts the all-consuming, transcendent—but ultimately destructive—love of a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. In the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone, still censored in its own country.
WARNING: THIS FILM IS RATED NC-17 FOR SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT.
Japan | France, 1976, 109 minutes, In Japanese with English Subtitles, Rated NC-17, Directed by Nagisa Ôshima