This just in from Dr. Nabil al-Tasnimi:
Watch this if you haven’t already. It is Kaneto Shindō’s 1993 film Bokutō Kidan, which, as you know, was based on Nagai Kafū’s 1937 novel of the same name. You can read here Jonathan Crow's rather fatuous review/summary of the film. I'm not so sure if it's fair to call Kafū a "noted rake and whoremonger."