A Love Gone Too Far
The human mind is a dark and mysterious place. When one soul begins to inhabit two bodies, as often happens with lovers in the throes of passion, that new consciousness can sometimes take even stranger turns. 'In the realm of the senses' explores that very enigma.
Saba and Kichizo become lovers and embark on creating a world of their own where they can be free and uninhibited by the world they left behind. Lost in their realm, they begin experiment with more risky lovemaking to overcome the alienation their union has brought. The rest is history.
The fact that this really happened lends a greater morbid fascination to the whole saga. Was it really love or was it a derangement of the mind? Given the depth and diversity of human thought and culture, can we really say whether this was a crime of passion or one final act of love?
“She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret.”
“I think you are another of these desert-loving English: Doughty, Stanhope, Gordon of Khartoum.
No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees, there is nothing in the desert. No man needs nothing.”
— Prince Faisal
“There will be no rescue, no intervention for us. We can only save ourselves. Many of you know influential people abroad, you must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us... say goodbye. But when you say goodbye, say it as if you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help.”
— Paul Rusesabagina