In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses

Banned upon its initial release in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and still censored in its home country, In the Realm of the Senses unpacks the grisly true story of an impassioned love affair. The film’s eroticism has been compared to that of de Sade and Bataille, but its condemnation of repressive social norms is in response to a decidedly Japanese condition.

In the Realm of the Senses

  • Director: Nagisa Oshima
  • Year: 1976
  • Run Time: 109mins
  • Country: Japan/France