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In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no korîda) (1976)

In the Realm of the Senses
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6.6 IMDB rating

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Tatsuya Fuji

Tatsuya Fuji

Kichizo Ishida
Eiko Matsuda

Eiko Matsuda

Sada Abe
Yasuko Matsui

Yasuko Matsui

Tagawa Inn Manager
Meika Seri

Meika Seri

Matsuko
Kanae Kobayashi

Kanae Kobayashi

Old geisha Kikuryû
Taiji Tonoyama

Taiji Tonoyama

Old Beggar
Kyôji Kokonoe

Kyôji Kokonoe

Teacher Ômiya


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A good movie

2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 25 8:48
7 votes
First of all, who are we kidding? The main reason either of us would watch this flick is above all because of its infamous reputation surrounded by controversy. Since I have always been interested in experimental movies, especially the ones pushing the envelop, I definitely wanted to check it out and I thought it was pretty good but it is definitely an acquired taste. Basically, it is an Art house... read more
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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.
Release date: 1 April 1977
UPC: 720917521022
Japan (8), 1976 (7), 1970s (7), Pleasure (6), Egg (5), Japanese (5), Drama (5), Sex (4), Romance (4), Knife (4), Tragedy (3), Sadomasochism (3), Erotica (3), Jealousy (3), Erotic (3), Nihilism (2), Controversy (2), Exhibitionist (2), (2), What Happened To Epilogue (1)
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A good movie

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