Friday, February 27, 2015

In the Realm of the Senses, 1976 NC-17

This film, considered a classic by many, offers a beautifully filmed story of Japanese culture in the late 1930’s as the country moves towards imperialism. It is a classic ‘til death do us part’ love story of a master and prostitute mistress. It is very explicit and to my taste shows more than I wanted to see. Many characterize this move as very erotic. I could not get past the violence to enjoy the eroticism. It is beautifully filmed with close up photography. The story is one of pleasure to pain to possession. To me it was disturbing. 7/5/14

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