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In the Realm of the Senses

Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji, Tony Rayns, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui, Meika Seri, Kanae Kobayashi, Taiji Tonoyama, Kyôji Kokonoe, Naomi Shiraishi
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Maid Sada Abe tells hotel owner Kichizō Ishida, "It's driving me mad."
Kichizō, ”How is it driving you mad?” (0:13)

Ishida tells Sada, "Don't worry about that." (0:16)

Sada imagines killing herself. (0:22)

Kichi-San tells Sada, "You're crazy."
Sada: ”I was a little worried once, so I went to see a doctor.”(0:32)

Kichi-San tells Sada, "I know we need the money, but I get mad with jealousy when I imagine you with another man." (0:39)

Sada asks a school principal client to hurt her. (0:44)

Sada tells Kichi-San, "I feel like I'm drunk."
”I suddenly thought of you and went into hysterics.”
Kichi-San: ”Slap me.” (0:47)

Kichi-San tells Sada, "You're crazy."
”Don’t worry.” (0:53)

Kichi-San tells his wife, "Probably just some drunk." (0:58)

Kichi-San tells Sada, "You're crazy."
Sada: ”You think I'm crazy because I can't stop thinking about you?”
Kichi-San: ”It hurts but feels good too.”
Sada: ”I thought I'd go mad.”
”I guess you have to approach death to feel the height of ecstasy.” (1:01)

A maid tells Sada that geisha's say "that you're perverts."
Sada: ”Why are we perverts?”
”What's perverted about that?”
Kichi-San: ”Look, Sada, who cares if people call us perverts?”
Sada asks geisha Kikuryū, ”Do I seem like a pervert to you?” (1:10)

Sada and Kichi-San discuss the deaths of their parents. (1:17)

The school principal tells Sada, "If anyone knew about us, I'd have to shoot myself." (1:18)

Kichi-San tells Sada, "You idiot... Don't worry about me." (1:27)

Narrator: "The story shocked all of Japan." (1:40)