Pleasures Of The Flesh

08/09/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 08/09/2008
  |  Watch Now: 18/11/2009
  |  104 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Pleasures Of The Flesh Film Poster

Synopsis

Acclaimed director Nagisa Oshima's thriller about guilt, obsession and materialism in post-war Japan. Teacher Wakizaka (Katsuo Nakamura) murders the man who has raped Shoko (Mariko Kaga), the student that he secretly loves. He is subsequently blackmailed by a thief who witnessed the murder, and forced to 'babysit' a large sum of stolen cash until the man is released from prison. But as his guilt and remorse eat away at him, Wakizaka decides to use the cash to finance a whirlwind spending spree, satisfying every whim and sensory urge that he can imagine, in the hope of satiating his desire for the now newly-wed (and beyond his reach) Shoko.