Empire of Passion (1978)
aka Ai no bôrei
Genre: Drama | Horror | Fantasy | Erotic
Country: Japan | France | Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 105mn
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With an arresting mix of eroticism and horror, Oshima plunges the viewer into a nightmarish tale of guilt and retribution in Empire of Passion (Ai no borei). Set in a Japanese village at the end of the nineteenth century, the film details the emotional and physical downfall of a married woman and her younger lover following their decision to murder her husband and dump his body in a well. Empire of Passion was Oshima’s only true kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and the film, a savage, unrelenting experience, earned him the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival.