Set in a Japanese village at the end of the nineteenth century, the film details the downfall of a married woman and her lover after they murder her husband and dump his body in a well. With eroticism and horror, Oshima plunges the viewer into a nightmarish tale of guilt and retribution.
Somewhat tamer than his previous film In the Realm of the Senses, Nagisa Oshima’s substantially darker turn-of-the-century drama is a ghost story, recounting a love affair, a crime of passion, and ultimately, the slow breakdown destruction of a relationship.
Extraordinario film de Nagisa Oshima. Clasico del cine japonès de los 70, este film fantasmal pleno de sutil erotismo y critica social trasciende las convenciones del cine de horror y resulta ser toda una experiencia audiovisual. La musica de Toru Takemitsu no tiene madre.