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Rated: NC-17 (formerly X)
A movie directed by Nagisa Oshima
that documents the relationship between Sada
, a prostitute, and her john
. Filmed in France to avoid Japanese pornography
laws prohibiting display of the genitals, the movie details the course of sexual obsession, from its innocuous beginnings as a love-affair
to the eventual progressions into the objectification
of sex and sexual organs
. Consumed by her lust
and desire to reach higher levels of sexual ecstacy, she and her lover engage in asphyxiation
in an attempt to heighten their orgasms.
Almost inevitably, Kichi dies from suffocation
. In perhaps the most controversial
part of the movie, Sada, still obsessed with his sex and driven at least partially insane, saws off his package
and carries it around wrapped up.