In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses

Directed by Nagisa Oshima • 1976 • Japan

Still censored in its own country, In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida), by Japanese director Nagisa Ōshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Ōshima's film, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, In the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone. WARNING: THIS FILM IS SEXUALLY EXPLICIT

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In the Realm of the Senses
  • In the Realm of the Senses

    Directed by Nagisa Oshima • 1976 • Japan

    Still censored in its own country, In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida), by Japanese director Nagisa Ōshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Ōshima's film, set in 1936 and b...

Extras

  • Tatsuya Fuji on IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES

    This interview with actor Tatsuya Fuji was conducted in 2009.

  • Nagisa Oshima and His Actors

    This conversation between director Nagisa Oshima and actors Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda took place in 1976.

  • Deleted Scenes

    With Nagisa Oshima’s approval, IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES producer Antole Dauman shortened six scenes, to bring the film to his preferred length. The sections of deleted footage are presented here in the context of their original placement in the film. They appear in full color, surrounded by fin...

  • Recalling IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES