Kon Ichikawa’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies

Kon Ichikawa’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies

2 Episodes

Kon Ichikawa delivers a black comedy about sexual dysfunction and a gender-bending revenge thriller.

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Kon Ichikawa’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies
  • Odd Obsession

    Episode 1

    Directed by Kon Ichikawa • 1959 • Japan
    Starring Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo

    Kon Ichikawa’s ODD OBSESSION is a strange dark comedy on a then-forbidden subject—impotence, and jealousy as a cure for it. The movie explores the links between love, jealousy, and rage, all from the standpoint of...

  • An Actor’s Revenge

    Episode 2

    Directed by Kon Ichikawa • 1963 • Japan
    Starring Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao

    A uniquely prolific and chameleonic figure of world cinema, Kon Ichikawa delivered a burst of stylistic bravado with this intricate tale of betrayal and retribution. Set in the cloistered world of ninet...