Empire of Passion (1978)

Empire of Passion (1978)

Released: 1978
Genre: Drama, Genre, Horror, Romance
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Starring: Takahiro Tamura, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tatsuya Fuji, ,
Run time: 105 min
IMDb: 7/10
Country: Japan
Views: 81746


A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well. To avert any suspicions, she pretends her husband has gone off to Tokyo to work. For three years the wife and her lover secretly see each other. Finally, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, her husband’s ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate her husband’s disappearance.
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User Reviews: Well, I enjoyed "Ai no corrida" (Realm of Senses), and didn’t expect much of this one. And I wasn’t mistaken – it’s boring. I like Oshima for his "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" and "Realm of Senses", but this film disappointed me. The plot is too forced, characters have no motivation. Pity.

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