Empire of Passion

Empire of Passion
  • 1978
  • Japan / France
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Nagisa Oshima
  • Written by: Nagisa Oshima, Itoko Nakamura
  • Cast: Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tatsuya Fuji, Takahiro Tamura, Takuzo Kawatani, Akiko Koyama
  • Language: Japanese

A companion piece to Oshima's 'In the Realm of the Senses', this tale of murderous guilt-hounded lovers is broadly similar in subject matter, yet different in treatment. An emphasis on indulgence is replaced by an emphasis on repression in this trenchant critique of Japanese society.

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