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2,863 Ratings

In the Realm of the Senses

Ai no corrida

Directed by Nagisa Ôshima
Japan, 1976
Drama, Romance, Erotica


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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In the Realm of the Senses Directed by Nagisa Ôshima

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Berlin International Film Festival


San Sebastián International Film Festival


BFI London Film Festival

1976 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

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