Become an assassin to avenge Shoko, the woman he loves in secret, Wakizaka must accept the deal offered to him by the only witness to the murder, a civil servant guilty of having embezzled 30 million yen: keep the loot until his release from prison. But Shoko got married to someone else, and Wakizaka decides to spend all the money in a year, then commit suicide...
In 1965, Nagisa Oshima founded her own production company, Sozosha. With Les Plaisirs de la chair, the director multiplies the formal experiments by alternating with virtuosity sequence shots and superimpositions. A unique cinematographic object, this radical film is also the direct testimony of a filmmaker exploring the notions of eroticism and decline in Japan in the 1960s. A masterpiece of new Japanese cinema.
THE PLEASURES OF THE FLESH (1965 – Colors – 90 mins) SUPPLEMENTS
. BEYOND THE PROHIBITED(25 mins), a film-analysis by Jean Douchet " The real danger does not come from without. It is hidden deep within, within Wakizaka's neurotic subjectivity ."