Later, Sada (Eiko Matsuda) holds both…the knife and the severed penis of her dead lover, Ichizo (Tatsuya Fuji). The movie is In the Realm of the Senses. To reach this point we’ve witnessed a sad, odd and serious tale of sexual obsession that takes place in 1936 Japan. A handsome owner of an inn dallies with a new maid. Soon after, he leaves his wife and they embark on a life bounded by the paper walls of a small inn they moved to. Sada is driven … more
What is the difference between arthouse & porn? Where do we draw the line? When have we seen too much or when could graphic cinema become too extreme even for the liberal viewer? In The Realm Of The Senses somehow manages to encompass the best of all worlds which leaves viewers shaking their heads in amazement. In fact, many viewers are baffled by the strong themes of love & agression co-existing in the same tale. To make matters even more complicated or disturbing, … more
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