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  1. DrFirestone's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Beautifully filmed, masterfully composed frames, great use of light, and excellent music. The late nineteenth century Japan setting gives it a unique feel, backed up by strong performances. This definitely is top class cinema, but the story seems to be the weakest part here - it's starting to drag a bit towards the end and some scenes and characters don't seem to match the rest of the film (police officer, the fire).

  2. humberto1988's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    La pasión llevada al máximo, hasta fundirse en la muerte como uno solo... Después de todo, Toyoji y Seki tuvieron un nudo en común alrededor de su amor... Amantes-amados

  3. Jonathan Pr's rating of the film Empire of Passion

  4. TheBestMovieNeverMade's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Maybe a bit too melodramatic, but pretty gruesome and very atmospheric with beautiful cinematography and an interesting score by Takemitsu. Worth to watch.

  5. Mado Gianni's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    It's absolutely horrifying how in this film, nobody cares about the baby boy.

  6. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Desire leading the way... hot film!

  7. Korial's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Nothing outstanding. A canonical moral story, shot with mastery and a excellent taste for atmospheres and sceneries.

  8. Benjamín Farbiarz's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Hermosa, y a la vez terrible, como la vida. Pues era la vida, el amor, el deseo, lo que unía a los amantes. Pero, como en todo verdadero amor y deseo vitales, a los dos amantes los unía también la muerte. Y ellos recorrieron ese camino hasta el final, como si un destino que unía ambos extremos debiese ser cumplido por los dos, pues se amaban de tal forma que no podían, literalmente no podían, separarse.

  9. dionysus67's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    With the 'empire' being transferred to a poor village Oshima continues his politics of seclusion and delivers a stunning synthesis of raw sexuality -devoid as it were of romanticism- and of (non-naturalistically filmed) naturalist ontology. The eerie and oneiric portrayal of the village is punctuated by violent sexual attraction that culminates in the gorgeous shots of the pit as man's return to the inorganic state.

  10. Lola Finch's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    loved it but not sure about the voice over

  11. Jordan Kaltz's rating of the film Empire of Passion

  12. Superfrog's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Absolutely stunning photography again, bit even more disjointed script than the previous film. A retired soldier rapes housewife, they fall in love, kill husband. Bad things happen from there.

  13. FISCHER's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    >>> Une oeuvre solide, bien maîtrisée et de bonne facture... www.cinefiches.com

  14. V.S. Luoma-aho's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    The cinematography here is exceptional; of smoke, snow, earth and water. But wind? Never. No wind for these stale lovers, for the rotting leaves. The narrative drags a bit towards the end, as the eroticization overshadows the haunting beauty of the ghost story.

  15. vxpl's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    mystical and ghostly. same motives throughout the movie really impressed me.

  16. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Empire of Passion

  17. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Not exactly the movie I was expecting. I think I looked like I saw a ghost when the ghost appeared on screen. Amazing pictures.

  18. Laura Marina Boria's rating of the film Empire of Passion

  19. mciszczon's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    This is great. I love Japanese cinematography, it really has something to it. And this film proves it once again. An old's woman tale of love, passion, sin, murder... Tale of life.

  20. Rikard Westeman's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    A tale of passionate love mixed with an affecting ghost story. Atmospheric and darkly beautiful. I much preferred this to In the Realm of the Senses.

  21. Francoise Mees's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    A mon avis, plus intéressant que l'empire des sens, car plus symbolique et nettement plus fouillé dans les arcanes de la conscience humaine.

  22. Carlos's rating of the film Empire of Passion

  23. Ulises's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    I wonder why Ôshima lost his way after this

  24. captainfez's rating of the film Empire of Passion

    Mental note: watch your shochu consumption.

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