First Love

  • 2019
  • Directed by: Takashi Miike
  • Cast: Becky, Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota

Young boxer Leo (Kubota) and drug-addled prostitute Monica (Konishi) find themselves in a turf war between the yakuza and the triads. A claret-soaked comedy of errors, gentler and more melancholy than some of Miike’s previous 102 films; the main couple are convincingly cute and it’s worth the journey.

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First Love

10 Feb 20203 stars

Japanese director Takashi Miike's 103rd film sees love blossom amidst gang warfare

Prolific, genre-warping Japanese director Takashi Miike returns to the world of the yakuza after forays into fantasy (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) and samurai swordplay (Blade of the Immortal). As much a love story as a Tokyo-set tale of bloody gang…

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