Odd Obsession

Odd Obsession
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Produced by Hiroaki Fujii
Masaichi Nagata
Written by Keiji Hasebe
Kon Ichikawa
Natto Wada
Based on The Key (Tanizaki novel) by Junichirō Tanizaki
Starring Machiko Kyō
Tatsuya Nakadai
Ganjirō Nakamura
Jun Hamamura
Music by Yasushi Akutagawa
Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa
Edited by Hiroaki Fujii
Distributed by Daiei Film
Release dates
  • 23 June 1959 (1959-06-23)
Running time
107 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Odd Obsession ( Kagi, lit. "The Key") is a 1959 Japanese drama film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It was entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize.[1] It was based on the novel The Key, by Japanese novelist Junichirō Tanizaki.


A man who suspects his wife is having an affair with his daughter's fiance places the two in dangerous situations in order to satisfy his voyeuristic curiosity.


See also


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Odd Obsession". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 16 February 2009.
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