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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On one hand, In The Realm of the Senses is sincere and quite seriously goes about expressing the psychology of sexual obsession, but on the other hand, it gives much of the same sensory experience as pornography does.
70/100 - Good.
A brave, focused and fully realized work of art. I believe Oshima crosses the right boundaries to treat the difficult subject of sexual obsession in proper light, seduced in part -and as always with his work- to "defile" the japanese film tradition and also to share insights on sex as both a filmic narrative device and, when taken to its limit, as a potentially degenerative element of our mind, body and soul.
An extremely intense portrait of a love affair. Structured entirely around scenes with sex. Truthfull and painful. From halfway through, every scene gets more and more intense, and for me almost ubeareable so. It almost made me throw up.
I didn't know that the sexual graphic is at hardcore porn level, eventhough i'm already old enough for this film, i can't watch it in my living room. i watched it using my headphone in my bedroom instead...just like watching porn
Obra clave del cine de los 70, este film es una delirante aportaciòn de Oshima al cine porno hardcore. Llena de ideas y escenas de antologia, como aquella en que se muestra el uso practico con fines eroticos que puede aplicarse a un blanquillo ò a una sopa de hongos (en este aspecto, no obstante, yo opino que con unos guantes de latex, una Coca Cola de a litro y un Gansito Marinela, se pueden lograr maravillas).