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In the Realm of Passion

A Feature film by Nagisa Oshima

Produced by Argos Films

Production year : 1978


    In a village near Tokyo in 1895, Gisaburo, a rickshaw driver, comes home each night exhausted after his day's work and falls asleep without "honoring" his young wife Seki, who is left feeling frustrated. Young Toyoji returns to the village after serving military service and falls in love with Seki. One night, they make love, sparking a violent passion that leads the lovers to strangle Gisaburo after getting him drunk. They throw his body into a well in a nearby forest. A Franco-Japanese film.

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    Executive Producer :

    Argos Films

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    Full credits

    Executive Producer :

    Anatole Dauman

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Approval :



    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1978

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1978)


    Official Competition