Odd Obsession

鍵 (Kagi)

A winner of the Cannes Special Jury Prize in 1960, Odd Obsession is a darkly comic drama following Kenmochi, an elderly man who attempts to sexually satisfy his captivating, younger wife. Struggling with his virility and a decreased libido, Kenmochi orchestrates an affair between his wife and future son-in-law in order to inflame his jealousy and restore his sexual virility. Kenmochi’s cunning plan however, has tragic consequences.

Legendary filmmaker Kon Ichikawa’s take on Junichiro Tanizaki’s sensual and controversial 1956 novel Kagi (“The Key”) is an absorbing tale of greed and infidelity surrounding a very dysfunctional family, illuminating the ongoing battle between desire and societal convention.


監督: 市川崑
出演: 京マチ子、中村鴈治郎、叶順子

Distributor: Kadokawa Pictures

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Starring: Machiko Kyo, Ganjiro Nakamura, Junko Kano
1959, 107 min, English subtitles

Images: © 1959 Kadokawa Pictures

Showing at:

4 February 2017

11 February 2017

Eden Court
20 February 2017

Dundee Contemporary Arts
25 February 2017

1 March 2017

Showroom Cinema
23 March 2017

29 March 2017