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In the Realm of the Senses - Cult Classic Collective

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  • Thu 21 Feb
  • 109 minutes
  • Director: Nagisa Oshima
  • Cast: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima
  • Japan (1976)


Our monthly Cult Classic Collective event with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with a post-Valentine's screening of Nagisa Oshima's sensual In the Realm of the Senses. The screening will be introduced by Nick and will be followed by a salon discussion upstairs at the bar where you will have a chance to discuss this great film with fellow fans and first-time viewers!

In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida), by the always provocative Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. Based on a true incident, it graphically depicts the all-consuming, transcendent—but ultimately destructive—love of a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, In the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone, still censored in its own country.