Nagisa Oshima
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Festivals / Awards

Cannes Film Festival 1978 – Best Director

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1979 – Best Music Score

Mainchi Film Concours 1979 – Best Film Score

Original title : L'EMPIRE DE LA PASSION
Drama, Romance | 1978 | 108'
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Countries of production : Japan, France
Cast: Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tatsuya Fuji, Takahiro Tamura, Takuzô Kawatani, Akiko Koyama, Taiji Tonoyama
1.66 - HD - Color - Japanese - 4K restoration

Obsessive passion anatomized, with Oshima’s two outsider lovers withdrawing from the militaristic world of 1936 Japan and diving ever deeper into an erotic universe of their own construction. A cause celebre for its hardcore elements, but its provocations go beyond mere censor baiting.

Other credits
  • Production: Anatole Dauman
  • Coproduction: Argos Films, Oshima Productions, Toho-Towa
  • Music: Tôru Takemitsu