Empire of Passion: 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.
Countries: France Japan
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Actors: Akiko Koyama Eizo Kitamura Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kenzô Kawarasaki Sumie Sasaki Taiji Tonoyama Takahiro Tamura Takuzo Kawatani Tatsuya Fuji