Empire of passionDVD - 2009 | Japanese
1895, Japan. In a small village, Seki is the wife of the litter carrier Gisaburo. Seki has an affair with Toyiji, a man twenty-six years younger her. Toyiji becomes jealous of Gisaburo and plots with Seki to kill him. After Gisaburo has had plenty of sake to drink and goes to bed, the two strangle Gisaburo and dump his body inside a well in the woods. Seki tells the locals that Gisaburo moved to Tokyo to work. Finally, three years later, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, Gisaburo's ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate his disappearance.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE FOREIGN JAPANESE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: L'empire de la passion