Director: Kon Ichikawa
Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Ky˘, Ganjir˘ Nakamura, Junko Kano
Winner of Cannes' Special Jury Prize, Odd Obsession is one of acclaimed director Kon Ichikawa's greatest works. This captivating blend of comic satire and drama follows an elderly man's attempts to satisfy his younger wife. When "potency" injections fail, Mr. Kenmochi incites his own jealousy by orchestrating an affair between his wife and his doctor, who happens to be his daughter's fiance.
The wife and doctor are eager to oblige Kenmochi, his daughter is furious, and the scheme proves both a success and a deadly disaster. With dazzling imagery, rich irony, and superb acting, Odd Obsession illuminates the ongoing battle between personal desire and societal convention.
1959 COLOR - WIDESCREEN - 107 MIN.
Japanese with English Subtitles.