A decadent Count
in 1920's Japan becomes obsessed with the works of the Marquis de
Sade. he creates a theatre to show plays adapted from the notorious
writers novels, and recruits a variety of theives, prostitutes and
low lives to act out his fantasies onstage for the delight of his
rich and decadent friends.
In search of new
sensations, the nobleman orders one of the actors, on pain of death,
to make love to the noblemans wife while he watches. Unfortunately,
this incursion of real life into his fantasy world will have dire
consequences for the count and his coterie.
Full of startling
images and with a gripping storyline, this film is a feast for the
eyes and mind. This is the first time the film has been released
outside of Japan. A classic waiting to be discovered.