Based on Junichirô Tanizaki’s The Key and winner of a jury prize at Cannes, Odd Obsession is about a man who suspects his wife is having an affair with his daughter’s fiance and places the two in dangerous situations in order to satisfy his voyeuristic curiosity.
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3.5 stars. The cast seems to be under some kind of spell right from the start with the young doctor's monologue setting the slightly sinister tone. That takes getting used to. I read the book before seeing the film so I know that it is faithful to the situation if not in every detail. The silly ending is not in the book. Darkly comic and, depending upon your point of view, a little shocking.
Machiko Kyo is wonderful.