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Death by Hanging

Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1968
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Empire of Passion

Set in a Japanese village at the end of the nineteenth century, _Empire of Passion_ details the downfall of a married woman and her lover after they murder her husband and dump his body in a well. With eroticism and horror, Oshima plunges the viewer into a nightmarish tale of guilt and retribution.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1978
35 mm, DVD

In the Realm of the Senses

A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, In the Realm of the Senses, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1976
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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide

A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist film.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1967
35 mm, DVD

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. This was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1983
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Pleasures of the Flesh

A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in one libidinous rush.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1965
35 mm, DVD

Sing a Song of Sex

Four sexually hungry high school students prepare for their university entrance exams in Oshima’s hypnotic, free-form depiction of generational political apathy, featuring stunning color cinematography.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1967
DVD

Three Resurrected Drunkards

A trio of bumbling young men frolic at the beach. While they swim, their clothes are stolen and replaced with new outfits. Donning these, they are mistaken for undocumented Koreans and end up on the run from comically outraged authorities.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1968
DVD

Violence at Noon

Containing more than two thousand cuts and a wealth of inventive widescreen compositions, this coolly fragmented character study is a mesmerizing investigation of criminality and social decay.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1966
DVD