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First Love (15)

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From director Takashi Miike comes a wildly entertaining film that blends violence, comedy, and romance.

Set over a single night in Tokyo, young boxer Leo (Masataka Kubota) is down on his luck when he comes across his 'first love' Monica (Sakurako Konishi), an addict and a call girl. Unknown to Leo, Monica is tangled up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued throughout the night by a variety of enemies, including a corrupt cop, a yakuza, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads. 

All of the characters intertwine spectacularly in Miike's fun and anarchic film which had its world premiere at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

Japan/UK 2019 Dir Takashi Miike 108 min

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