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The Resource L'empire de la passion : Empire of passion, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; un film de Nagisa Oshima ; scénario et dialogues de Nagisa Oshima ; directeur de la production, Shigeru Wakatsuki, avec le concours de Koji Wakamatsu ; une coproduction Franco-Japonaise Argos Films (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo), (videorecording)

L'empire de la passion : Empire of passion, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; un film de Nagisa Oshima ; scénario et dialogues de Nagisa Oshima ; directeur de la production, Shigeru Wakatsuki, avec le concours de Koji Wakamatsu ; une coproduction Franco-Japonaise Argos Films (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo), (videorecording)

Label
L'empire de la passion : Empire of passion
Title
L'empire de la passion
Title remainder
Empire of passion
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Argos Films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; un film de Nagisa Oshima ; scénario et dialogues de Nagisa Oshima ; directeur de la production, Shigeru Wakatsuki, avec le concours de Koji Wakamatsu ; une coproduction Franco-Japonaise Argos Films (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo)
Title variation
Empire of passion
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Interviewee
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
1895, a small Japanese village. Part-time barmaid Seki is married to Gisaburo, a hardworking rickshaw man. Toyoji is a younger man at loose ends since leaving the army. Toyoji seduces Seki, and they embark on a desultory affair. Later, an impetuous action of Toyoji's prompts the lovers to murder Gisaburo. Three years later, Gisaburo's ghost appears, a sad and confused lost soul whose vague desperation drives his murderers to anguished guilt. This film was director Oshima's venture into the kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and was highly acclaimed on its release in 1978
Member of
Awards note
Winner, Prix de la Mise en Scène [Best Director: Nagisa Oshima], XXXIème Festival de Cannes, [1978]; Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Music Score: Tôru Takemitsu, 1979.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Ai no bōrei (Motion picture)
Credits note
Image [photography], Yoshio Miyajima ; montage [editor], Keiichi Uraoka ; décors [art direction], Jūshō Toda ; musique originale, Tōru Takemitsu
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese or dubbed English with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.E47 2009
PerformerNote
Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tamura Takahiro, Takuzo Kawatani, Akiko Koyama, Taiji Tonoyama, Sumié Sasaki, Eizo Kitamura, Masami Hasegawa, Kenzo Kawarazaki
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-1998
  • 1932-2013
  • 1914-
  • 1936-2012
  • 1941-
  • 1935-
  • 1915-1989
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dauman, Anatole
  • Ōshima, Nagisa
  • Wakatsuki, Shigeru
  • Wakamatsu, Kōji
  • Fuji, Tatsuya
  • Yoshiyuki, Kazuko
  • Tamura, Takahiro
  • Koyama, Akiko
  • Tonoyama, Taiji
  • Nakamura, Itoko
  • Janus Films
  • Argos Films
  • Ōshima Nagisa Purodakushon
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
105
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
467
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Adultery
  • Strangling
  • Married women
  • Murder
  • Ghost stories, Japanese
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
L'empire de la passion : Empire of passion, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; un film de Nagisa Oshima ; scénario et dialogues de Nagisa Oshima ; directeur de la production, Shigeru Wakatsuki, avec le concours de Koji Wakamatsu ; une coproduction Franco-Japonaise Argos Films (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo), (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Inspiré de l'œuvre de Madame Itoko Nakamura "Dossier sur le meurtre de Gisaburo, conducteur de pousse-pousse" [Based on the book by Itoko Nakamura]
  • Originally produced as a Japanese-French co-production in 1978
  • Special features: Yoshiyuki and Fuji [featurette] (17 min.); "Empire of Passion" : On the set [featurette] (13 min.); Double obsession: Seki, Sada, and Oshima [featurette] (20 min.); U.S. trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Love's Phantom" by Tony Rayns and "Interview with Nagisa Oshima" by Hayao Shibata, translated by Alexandre Mabilon
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Rickshaw driver -- Treats for Seki -- Wedding celebration -- Taken by surprise -- Before Gisaburo returns -- Reunion -- Private shave -- Sake for Gisaburo -- Body of evidence -- Gathering leaves -- Festival visitors -- Walk in the woods -- Sleepless night -- Officer Hotta -- Ghost ride -- Sweet potatoes -- House on fire -- Young master -- Hotta spies on Seki -- Death in the village -- Lovers' panic -- "Please kill me" -- Coda -- Color bars
Control code
ocn300092865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Isbn
9781604651461
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515045117
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1807D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)300092865
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital mono. ; enhanced for 16:9 televisions ; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
L'empire de la passion : Empire of passion, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; un film de Nagisa Oshima ; scénario et dialogues de Nagisa Oshima ; directeur de la production, Shigeru Wakatsuki, avec le concours de Koji Wakamatsu ; une coproduction Franco-Japonaise Argos Films (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo), (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Inspiré de l'œuvre de Madame Itoko Nakamura "Dossier sur le meurtre de Gisaburo, conducteur de pousse-pousse" [Based on the book by Itoko Nakamura]
  • Originally produced as a Japanese-French co-production in 1978
  • Special features: Yoshiyuki and Fuji [featurette] (17 min.); "Empire of Passion" : On the set [featurette] (13 min.); Double obsession: Seki, Sada, and Oshima [featurette] (20 min.); U.S. trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Love's Phantom" by Tony Rayns and "Interview with Nagisa Oshima" by Hayao Shibata, translated by Alexandre Mabilon
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Rickshaw driver -- Treats for Seki -- Wedding celebration -- Taken by surprise -- Before Gisaburo returns -- Reunion -- Private shave -- Sake for Gisaburo -- Body of evidence -- Gathering leaves -- Festival visitors -- Walk in the woods -- Sleepless night -- Officer Hotta -- Ghost ride -- Sweet potatoes -- House on fire -- Young master -- Hotta spies on Seki -- Death in the village -- Lovers' panic -- "Please kill me" -- Coda -- Color bars
Control code
ocn300092865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Isbn
9781604651461
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515045117
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1807D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)300092865
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital mono. ; enhanced for 16:9 televisions ; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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