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Empire of Passion

1978 Rated NR 1hr 45m

In a late-19th-century Japanese village, peasant Seki (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) and her lover, Toyoji (Tatsuya Fuji), plot to kill Seki's husband and throw his body in a well, but the consequences of their crime exact a heavy toll on the guilt-ridden couple. A police inspector and the ghost of the husband aren't helping matters, either. Japanese auteur Nagisa Oshima won Best Director at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival for this spooky romantic film.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; video essay by Catherine Russell; cast and crew interviews.