• Japan
  • 1965
  • 91 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
  •  

A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in one libidinous rush—fully expecting to be tracked down and killed. Oshima’s dip into the waters of the popular soft-core “pink film” genre is a compelling journey into excess.

Credits

DirectorNagisa Oshima
ScreenplayNagisa Oshima
From a novel byFutaro Yamada
CinematographyAkira Takada
Art directionYatsutaro Kon
EditingKeiichi Uraoka
MusicJoji Yuasa

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DRIVEN TO DESTRUCTION Nagisa Oshima was a destructive force in Japanese cinema—and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Intent on exploding taboos and jabbing the eye of the status quo, he . . . Read more »

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On Oshima

March 15, 2011

Fans of Nagisa Oshima will be interested to hear that critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has posted on his blog his entire 2008 Artforum essay “The Sun Also Sets,” which was also reprinted in his 2010 . . . Read more »


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Press Notes: 2010—One Last Look

January 03, 2011

Before we put 2010 to bed, we thought we’d catch up with all the year-end lists that have sprung up over the past week or so. A good place to start is DVD Beaver’s annual poll, which ranks the . . . Read more »


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Press Notes: Looking Back at 2010

December 22, 2010

Sight & Sound’s annual poll of the year’s best DVD (and Blu-ray) releases is out, and this edition features choices from twenty-four “contributors, DVD distributors, and curators.” We’re . . . Read more »


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Press Notes: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties

May 28, 2010

The teeming talent and copious output of Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima may have resulted in a body of work that’s stylistically mercurial, but his thematic preoccupations have been steadfast: . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Eclipse Series 21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties

By Michael Koresky May 20, 2010

DRIVEN TO DESTRUCTION Nagisa Oshima was a destructive force in Japanese cinema—and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Intent on exploding taboos and jabbing the eye of the status quo, he . . . Read more »