In the Realm of the Senses  



In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

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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.

Director: Nagisa Ōshima
Writers: Nagisa Ōshima, Kōji Wakamatsu.

Release Date: 1976-05-15
Status: Released
Run time: 105 min / 1:45
Production Companies : Argos Films, Oshima Productions, Shibata Organisation
Production Country: Japan
Release Date: 1976-05-15
Status: Released
Run time: 105 min / 1:45

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Casts

Eiko Matsuda
as Sada
Tatsuya Fuji
as Kichi-so
Aoi Nakajima
as Toku
Yasuko Matsui
as Tagawa Inn Manager
Meika Seri
as
Kanae Kobayashi
as
Taiji Tonoyama
as
Akiko Koyama
as

Crew

Directing Nagisa Ōshima Director
Writing Nagisa Ōshima Screenplay
Production Anatole Dauman Producer
Sound Minoru Miki Music
Editing Keiichi Uraoka Editor
Camera Hideo Itô Director of Photography
Editing Patrick Sauvion Editor
Art Shigemasa Toda Production Design
Art Jusho Toda Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Masahiro Katô Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Shigemasa Toda Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Kikue Osawa Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kôji Takemura Makeup Artist
Production Kōji Wakamatsu Production Manager
Production Eiko Oshima Production Manager
Directing Yôichi Sai Assistant Director
Writing Kōji Wakamatsu Screenplay
Sound Henri Humbert Sound Recordist
Sound Alex Pront Sound Recordist
Sound Tetsuo Yasuda Sound Recordist

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  • Critic Reviews for In the Realm of the Senses All Critics (34) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (5) | DVD (5) Unsanitised, worryingly convincing in its sadomasochistic detail, this is seriously provocative cinema, a telling reminder of what it really means to be dangerous.

  • Nagisa Oshima's In the Realm of the Senses. Photograph: BFI R evived now as part of an Ôshima season at BFI Southbank, this uncompromising film has not dated one iota, perhaps because films that are really about sex are still such a rarity, despite the supposed sexiness of everything that surrounds us.

  • In The Realm Of Senses clearly tries to insult and shock as many people as possible to make a point. The point is well made and the majority of viewers (or would-be viewers) would be aghast at the work. It is the beauty of the film.

  • If that was the intent,the film makers achieve this beautifully.I think any viewer that has experienced being in deep "lust" can empathize with the irrational desire to not want to leave that realm of the senses created by really, REALLY, good sex (the title is very appropriate).

  • Movie Ai No Corrida (In The Realm Of The Senses) Japan, 1936 and a maid named Sada and her married lover Kichizo quit his wife's inn and enter a geisha house to conduct an intense and, ultimately, destructive, sexual liaison.

  • In the Realm of the Senses remains one of the great erotic art films, and it retains 100% of its ability to shock and scandalize audiences today, every bit as it did in 1976.

  • NYFF Preview: In the Realm of the Senses By Tony Rayns Subscribe to the magazine In the Realm of the Senses ( Ai No Corrida , 76) reconstructs the relationship between Sada and Kichi, from its beginnings with Sada’s arrival as a new employee at Kichi’s inn, to its triumphant, convulsive end.

  • Editorial Reviews Banned at its premiere at the New York Film Festival in 1976, this erotic masterpiece is now available in English. Based on one of Japan's most notorious scandals, In The Realm Of The Senses is the story of an ex-prostitute who becomes involved in an obsessive love affair with the master of the household where she is employed as a servant.

  • 'In the Realm of the Senses' is perceived as pornographic since it contains both male and female nudity as well as a variety of unsimulated sexual acts, but at the same time, the film is also widely regarded as a masterful work of art.