The Realm of the Senses
When the intense and forbidden relationship between the maid Sada and her boss had an abrupt ending, the entire Empire of Japan was chocked. The award-winning director Nagisa Oshima has made this interpretation of the events, which has been regarded as a controversial film classic since its release in 1976 and has been banned in several countries. Jonas Sima describes Oshima’s portrayal of characters in Expressen: “The man poses as the passive, but highly potential, object, while the woman’s insatiable love embraces everything, even death. Their spark is lust and ashes”.