International Title
Empire of Passion
Japanese Title
 愛の亡霊
 [Ai no Borei]
Production: Argos Films / Oshima Productions
Distributor: Toho-Towa Japan: 1978
  Time: 108 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Empire of Passion
US Distributor: Barbary Coast (1980) Time: 108 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
The Spirit of Love [Literal translation]
L'Empire de la Passion [French]
In the Realm of Passion [Canada]

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Details
In 1895, Seki has an affair with Toyoji, a much younger man who becomes jealous of her husband, Gisaburo. Together with Seki, Toyoji plots to kill the man, and they manage to strangle and dump Seki's husband into a well in the woods. To qualm suspicious, neighbors are told that Gisaburo moved away to Tokyo because of work. However, three years later, the ghost of Gisaburo begins to haunt those responsible for his demise.

Staff
Directed by Nagisa Oshima
Writing credits Nagisa Oshima, Itoko Nakamura
Produced by Nagisa Oshima, Anatole Dauman
Music by Toru Takemitsu
Cinematography by Yoshio Miyajima
Film Editing by Keiichi Uraoka
Cast
Seki Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Toyoji Tatsuya Fuji
Gisaburo Takahiro Tamura
Hotta, Inspector Takuzo Kawatani
Mother of Landowner Akiko Koyama
Toichiro Taiji Tonoyama
Odame Sumie Sasaki
Denzo Takaaki Sugiura
Oshin Masami Hasegawa
Dancer Osugi
- Eizo Kitamura
- Kenzo Kawarasaki
- Akiyoshi Fujiwara
- Tatsuya Kimura
- Kei Sato
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
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