A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well. To avert any suspicions, she pretends her husband has gone off to Tokyo to work. For three years the wife and her lover secretly see each other. Finally, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, her husband’s ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate her husband’s disappearance.

Also Known As: L'empire de la passion, El imperio de la pasión, Imperium namiętności, Ai no bôrei, O Império da Paixão, Empire of the Passions, 愛の亡霊, Empire of Passion, Империя страсти Soviet, El imperio de los sentidos: segunda parte, Империя на страстта, L'impero della passione, Intohimon valtakunta, The Ghost of Love, Im Reich der Leidenschaft West, Passionernas rike, Fantôme amour, Duygu imparatorluğu, Η αυτοκρατορία του πάθους, Passionens rike, Lidenskapens rike, In the Realm of Passion, Імперія пристрасті, Phantom Love, A szenvedélyek birodalma

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