First love

Forced to quit boxing after the discovery of a tumor that leaves him very little time to live, Leo meets Monica, a junkie prostitute, whom he will help, leading to unforeseen consequences...

Still very prolific, Takashi Miike (Audition, Visitor Q, Yakuza apocalypse, 13 Assassins) is back with a new insanity produced by Englishman Jeremy Thomas. Very inspired, the japanese troublemaker, behind this grotesque farce bashing japanese society and its flaws (the world of yakuzas, growing xenophobia), delivers a touching love story between two losers amidst a tsunami of violence.

Hatsukoi. 2019. Color. 108mn. Original version with French subtitles. Japan / England. Comedy, Romance.
Direction: Takashi Miike. Production: Muneyuki Kii, Jeremy Thomas, Misako Saka. Screenplay: Masaru Nakamura. Editing: Akira Kamiya. Photography: Nobuyasu Kita. Music by: Kôji Endô. With: Masataka Kubota, Nao Ōmori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi.
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