Hanway Films

First Love

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Takashi Miike

Masataka Kubota
Nao Omori
Shota Sometani
Sakurako Konishi
Jun Murakami
Sansei Shiomi
Seiyo Uchino

Muneyuki Kii
Jeremy Thomas
Misako Saka

First Love marks the fourth collaboration between Academy Award® winning producer Jeremy Thomas (THE LAST EMPEROR) and Takashi Miike (BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, HARA-KIRI and 13 ASSASSINS).

Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo (Kubota), a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica (Konishi), a call girl and an addict but still an innocent.

Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese triads.

All of their fates intertwine in Miike’s spectacular and anarchic style.