A winner of the Cannes Special Jury Prize in 1960, Odd Obsessionis 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.
© 1959 Kadokawa Pictures