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Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.

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Directed by

Nagisa Ōshima

Written by

Nagisa Ōshima (Screenplay)
Kōji Wakamatsu (Screenplay)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

jealousy japan prostitution based on true events brothel passion geisha longing deceived wife

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