Back to All Events

FIRST LOVE

  • Apollo Cinema 141 Ontario Street North Kitchener, ON, N2H 4Y5 Canada (map)

"The romance in First Love (Hatsukoi) is just one ingredient in an exhilarating cocktail of bloodbath violence and tar-black humour that will be catnip to Midnight Madness programmers and Miike devotees. It is all so relentlessly, outrageously entertaining that it could represent one of the prolific Miike’s most commercial propositions in some time." - Alan Hunter, Screen Daily

The film is the prolific auteur, Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.

DIRECTOR: Takashi Miike

CAST: Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi

RUNTIME: 108 mins

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan/UK

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Earlier Event: October 3
EXTRA ORDINARY
Later Event: October 4
DRUNKEN CINEMA: THE LOST BOYS