Empire of Passion

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Empire of Passion

regret love revenge unfaithfulness ghost

Empire of Passion

Release Date: October 09, 1978

Year    :   1978
Slogan    :   «The haunting of a passionate love.»
Genres    :   Drama, Horror
Production Companies    :   TOHO-TOWA, Toho, Argos Films, Oshima Productions
Director    :   Nagisa Ōshima
Producers    :   Anatole Dauman, Shigeru Wakatsuki
Writers    :   Nagisa Ōshima, Itoko Namura
RunTime    :   105 mins.

A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well. To avert any suspicions, she pretends her husband has gone off to Tokyo to work. For three years the wife and her lover secretly see each other. Finally, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, her husband's ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate her husband's disappearance.

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