Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu


Nagisa Oshima

Director, Actor

In the Realm of the SensesIn the Realm of the Senses (Ai No Corrida) (1976)
Dir. Nagisa Oshima
Feat. Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda
Hailed as an erotic masterpiece in some quarters and condemned as mere sexually explicit exploitation in others, Oshima’s indisputably elegant…
Empire of the PassionsEmpire of the Passions (ai no borei) (1978)
Dir. Nagisa Oshima
Feat. Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Searing, underrated crime of passion from the dir. of IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES focuses less on explicit sex, unfolding as a ghost…
Merry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceMerry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) Recommended
Dir. Nagisa Oshima
Feat. David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano
David Bowie endures the hardships of a Japanese POW camp in WWII. Stylish melodrama, memorably scored by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Max Mon AmourMax Mon Amour (1986)
Dir. Nagisa Oshima
Feat. Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling does her stuff... with a chimpanzee called Max? A very dry comedy with some decidedly dicey morality about Man and his closest…
Century of Cinema - Japan / KoreaCentury of Cinema - Japan / Korea (1995)
Dir. Nagisa Oshima, Jang Sun-Woo
Provocative director Nagisa Oshima provides a purely cinematic, subjective overview of Japanese cinema, its themes, forces and historical context,…
GohattoGohatto (Taboo) (1999) Recommended
Dir. Nagisa Oshima
Feat. Takeshi Kitano
Visually stunning evocation of the tensions in a samurai–training school in 1860s Japan, with Kitano playing a captain who agonises over his…

Results Page   | 1 |