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In the Realm of the Senses

Ai no corrida

Directed by Nagisa Ôshima
Japan, France, 1976
Drama, Romance, Erotica
  • Japanese
  • Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish


In one of the most controversial films of all time, a servant begins a passionate, dangerous affair with her master in pre-World War II Japan. This graphic tale of sexual obsession was based on the true story of Sada Abe.

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We embark on a trip to Japan with Nagisa Oshima’s masterpiece In The Realm Of The Senses, notorious for its graphic and unsimulated sexual content.

In the Realm of the Senses Directed by Nagisa Ôshima

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