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L'empire des sens

Réalisé par Nagisa Ôshima
Japon, France, 1976
Drame, Film Historique, LGBT+


Ancienne geisha, Sada Abe est serveuse dans une auberge japonaise. Elle devient la maîtresse de Kichizo, son patron. Ils entretiennent alors une relation sexuelle passionnelle mais dangeureuse : aucun des deux ne supportant, ne serait-ce qu’un instant, d’être séparé l’un de l’autre.

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L'empire des sens Réalisé par Nagisa Ôshima
Erotic cinema at its most corporeal. In setting out to create a work of true pornography, Oshima doesn’t present a single image that feels excessive or unnecessary.
December 14, 2018
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If Abe and her lover were applauded for their doomed pursuit of individualism at the height of Japan’s nationalistic fervor, Matsuda’s own anti-establishment political statement brought an end to her young career. It is a risk that Matsuda must have considered when she committed to the project, and it is a testament to her powers as an actor that none of this fear for what may come leeches into her performance.
August 28, 2018
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Too much intimacy elicits more discomfort than pleasure, and as Oshima’s work engages with unsimulated acts, he intimately challenges the label of pornography. In presenting real sex, Oshima transgresses on the forbidden nature of sexuality as a private and personal experience. In the Realm of the Senses acts consciously to break down taboos to liberate the audience from their own obsessions.
September 02, 2016
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