Films byTexts by Nagisa Ôshima
Death by Hanging
Nagisa Ôshima, 1968, 117’

“Rather than being our own, the labors of our days are merely a series of things we are made to do by those outside ourselves. We live lives that are even more evanescent than the bubbles floating along the stream – and even more meaningless.

Empire of Passion
Nagisa Ôshima, 1978, 105’

A married woman murders her husband together with her lover and dumps his body in a well. Gradually, their downfall begins when, after a while, the husband’s spirit returns.


Nagisa Ôshima, 1986, 92’

The wife of a British diplomat in Paris takes a chimpanzee as her lover.


Just tell me one thing frankly. Is this monkey really your lover?”

Peter in Max mon amour