First Love

    Genre
    Crime, Drama
  • Runtime
    108 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Japan
  • Languages
    Japanese

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

FIRST LOVE is an action-packed yakuza film from acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Miike, starring Masataka Kubota, Nao Omiri, Shota Sometani and Sakurako Konishi. Rated an impeccable 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is the prolific auteur at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and imprisoned call girl who fall passionately in love after getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. ""It's a joyous piece of filmmaking, a demented, multitasking little scherzo from a director who cranks out four new features a year on average and who never seems more relaxed than when he's in an absolute frenzy" (Los Angeles Times).
DIRECTED BY:
Takashi Miike
WRITTEN BY:
Masa Nakamura
CAST INCLUDES:
Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi

SYNOPSIS

One night in Tokyo, a self-confident young boxer and a prostitute get caught up in a drug-smuggling plot involving organized crime, corrupt cops and a female assassin.

First Love

    Genre
    Crime, Drama
  • Runtime
    108 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Japan
  • Languages
    Japanese
DIRECTED BY
Takashi Miike
WRITTEN BY
Masa Nakamura
CAST INCLUDES
Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi
FIRST LOVE is an action-packed yakuza film from acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Miike, starring Masataka Kubota, Nao Omiri, Shota Sometani and Sakurako Konishi. Rated an impeccable 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is the prolific auteur at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and imprisoned call girl who fall passionately in love after getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. ""It's a joyous piece of filmmaking, a demented, multitasking little scherzo from a director who cranks out four new features a year on average and who never seems more relaxed than when he's in an absolute frenzy" (Los Angeles Times).

One night in Tokyo, a self-confident young boxer and a prostitute get caught up in a drug-smuggling plot involving organized crime, corrupt cops and a female assassin.