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Empire of Passion

Empire of Passion • 1h 45m

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  • Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Tatsuya Fuji

    The following program, recorded in Tokyo in 2008, features interviews with EMPIRE OF PASSION actors Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Tatsuya Fuji, who play Seki and Toyoji.

  • On the Set of EMPIRE OF PASSION

    This program, created by Argos Films in 2003, features EMPIRE OF PASSION production consultant Koji Wakamatsu and assistant directors Yusuke Narita and Yoichi Sai.

  • Double Obsession: Seki, Sada, and Oshima

    Nagisa Oshima’s EMPIRE OF PASSION is often paired with this preceding film, the sexually explicit IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (1976). In this 2009 video essay, Catherine Russell, author and professor of film studies at Concordia University in Montreal, looks at the two films side by side.