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EMPIRE OF PASSION

Ai no borei | 愛の亡霊

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Directed by Nagisa Ôshima
Japan, France, 1978
Drama, Horror, Romance

Synopsis

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 him in a well. For several years the two are able to carry on their affair. Yet after some time, the husband’s spirit returns.

Synopsis

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 him in a well. For several years the two are able to carry on their affair. Yet after some time, the husband’s spirit returns.

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Empire of PassionDirected byNagisa Ôshima

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1978 | Winner: Best Director
Awards of the Japanese Academy
1979 | Winner: Best Music Score
1979 | 7 nominations including: Best Film

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