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Film Fest Gent - L'Empire des sens
L'Empire des sens - Ai no korîda (1976)

director: Nagisa Ôshima

composer: Minoru Miki
With: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, a.o.

duration: 109 minutes
Historical, Drama, Biography


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Film Fest Gent - L'Empire des sens

"Banned, butchered, debated, and denounced when it was released - it caused riots in Cannes, was forbidden in Ontario and severely censored in its home country - Nagisa Ôshima's ferocious tale of sexual obsession now takes its place as a classic of world cinema. Hard core sex, hard core politics, thrilling cinema." (James Quandt)

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director: Nagisa Ôshima
composer: Minoru Miki
producer: Anatole Dauman
screenplay: Nagisa Ôshima
Editor: Patrick Sauvion, Keiichi Uraoka
Cinematography: Hideo Itô

production company: Argos Films

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: France - Japan
year: 1976


NAGISA ÔSHIMA (1932-2013): Tomorrow's Sun (1959, short), A Town of Love and Hope (1959), Naked Youth (1960), The Sun's Burial (1960), Night and Fog in Japan (1960), The Catch (1961), Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962), Pleasures of the Flesh (1965), Diary of Yunbogi (1965, short), Violence at Noon (1966), Band of Ninja (1967), Sing a Song of Sex (1967), Japanes Summer: Double Suicide (1967), Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968), Death by Hanging (1968), Boy (1969), Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969), The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970), The Ceremony (1971), Dear Summer Sister (1972), In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Empire of Passion (1978), Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), Max mon amour (1986), Kyoto, My Mother's Place (1991), Gohatto (1999).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,66

Other festival films by director Nagisa Ôshima

2016:Death by Hanging
2016:Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
2016:The Ceremony
1997:L'Empire des sens
1979:Empire of Passion
1974:The Ceremony


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