Wednesday, October 7, 2015

614. In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses
Directed by Nagisa Oshima

The Book claimed this was an "art" film, but let's call it what it is: porn.  Maybe it has more to say than other pornos, but that doesn't stop it from belonging in that genre.  I guess it still counts as a film, though, so we will roll with it.

Sada Abe is maid in a hotel.  The hotel owner molests her and the two begin an affair, despite the fact that he is married (aw, romance).  I suppose she begins to unravel but honestly, he's the one behaving like a monster.  When you have been single for awhile like me, these Alex Forrest characters start to seem quite reasonable.  But that's a discussion for another time.

I don't want anyone to feel like a pervert for saying they like this movie.  I wasn't offended by what I saw but to me, the sex scenes weren't particularly interesting.  Watching this man consistently be a dick wasn't exactly compelling viewing for me.  I get enough of that in real life.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Based on a true story.  Hold onto your penises, if you weren't already.


  1. Well, again .. most certainly not a film to enjoy. Shudder.

    And this time, I'm a little less in defence of it as I've no idea what the point of it is.

    "Hold onto your penises,"?Errrr Amanda .. how many do you think I've got?