Shuji Terayama
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Cannes Film Festival – Directors’ Fortnight

Original title : Les fruits de la passion
Fiction | 1981 | 82'
Director: Shuji Terayama
Countries of production : France, Japan
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Illiers, Arielle Dombasle, Keiko Niitaka, Sayoko Yamaguchi
Mono - Color - Multilingual

Based partly on the sequel of «The story of O» and set largely in a 1920s Hong Kong whorehouse, this is exotic erotica on the themes of bondage, servitude, devotion and mastery. An aristocratic voyeur and would-be puppet master dabble disastrously in the power games of prostitution and colonial politics.

Other credits
  • Production: Argos Films, Terayama Productions and Launoy Films
  • Script writers: Shuji Terayam from ''Retour à Roissy'' written by Pauline Réage
  • Photo: Nobutaka Kotake
  • Music: J.A. Seazer