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Pleasures Of The Flesh
(Etsuraku)

by Nagisa OSHIMA

PLAISIRS CHAIR - couleurs 02

Having killed to avenge Shoko, the woman whom he loves in secret, Wakizaka has to accept the deal offered to him by the only witness to the murder, a civil servant guilty of embezzling 30 million yen: he has to take care of the money until the other man gets out of prison. But Shoko has married someone else and Wakizaka decides one day to spend all the money in a year before committing suicide. In this flm, directed and produced within the framework of the production company Sozosha founded by OSHIMA in 1961, the filmmaker develops an inventive style alternating long takes for the scenes between the lovers, several close-ups, double exposures and rapid editing. He questions money’s role in the quest for pleasure during Japan’s boom years.

  • Titre français
    Les plaisirs de la chair
  • Original title
    Etsuraku
  • Titre international
    Pleasures Of The Flesh
  • Scénario
    Nagisa Oshima, Futaro Yamada
  • Photo
    Akira Takada
  • Son
    Hideo Nishizaki
  • Production
    Sozosha
  • Sous-titrage

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