FILMS / Odd Obsession
Odd Obsession  

(c)1959 Kadokawa Pictures


> ALONE ACROSS THE PACIFIC
> AN ACTOR'S REVENGE
> BONCHI
> CRAMMED STREETCAR
> HAKAI
> HARP OF BURMA
> I AM TWO
> KOKORO
> NIHONBASHI
> NOBI
> ODD OBSESSION
> PUNISHMENT ROOM
> TEN DARK WOMEN
> THE WANDERERS
> THE MAKIOKA SISTERS


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ICHIKAWA Kon | 1959 | 107 min | English subtitles | PG
ATSU CENTENNIAL
Screening
2 July Wed - 7.45pm
free admission
Winner of Cannes Special Jury Prize, Odd Obsession is a captivating blend of comic satire and drama following an elderly man's attempts to satisfy his younger wife. When "potency" injections fail, Kenmochi incites his own jealousy by orchestrating an affair between his wife and his doctor, who happens to be his daughter's fiancé. 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.
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Japanese Film Festival Singapore 2014 | シンガポール日本映画祭 2014 | June 26 to July 12 | National Museum of Singapore