Guide book in how to make an art movie with unsimulated sex that critics will love. A shocking final scene and a few "bad taste" moments leave a lasting impact but the film is to be honest very repetitive after a while since the entire movie is about a woman fucking a man to death. Intense realistic "acting"
By roundly identifying Senses only in relation to sex, it has an alienating quality where (for those on board) the escalation feels logical. It's such an insular, beguiling case, afforded such respect by a classic rebel, that we come to understand how "love" might develop in opposition to larger repressions. The dwindling life of those last 20 minutes incredibly haunting.
A unique Japanese perspective on passionate obsession, kinky sensuality, the traditional Japanese roles of male and female, shifting identities as the submissive/master. Lots of layers to this beautifully shot film. Plus lots of visible genitalia and apparently real sexual acts