IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES
Thursday, July 16
(1976, Nagisa Ôshima) In 1936, restaurateur Tatsuya Fuji and maid/ex-prostitute Eiko Matsuda pursue their lovemaking obsessions to the sadomasochistic limits. Based on the headline-making Sada Abe case, this was the first hardcore/explicit work from a major director, although the final act is a male-cringe inducing simulation. But then the Japanese title is Ai no korida… Bullfight of Love. Approx. 109 min. 35mm.