First Love

First Love

First Love

Crime thriller follows Leo (Masataka Kubota) a young boxer, who meets a call girl (Sakurako Konishi) and in the course of one night runs afoul of cops, gangsters and a female assassin. The latest from Japanese filmmaking legend Takashi Miike.

2019Rating: R16, Graphic violence & offensive language108 minsJapan, UKJapanese with English subtitles
CrimeThrillerWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Takashi Miike ('Blade of the Immortal', 'Yakuza Apocalypse', '13 Assassins', 'Ichi the Killer', 'Audition')
Writer:
Masa Nakamura
Cast:
Masataka KubotaSakurako KonishiBeckyJun MurakamiNao OmoriShôta SometaniSeiyô Uchino

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Expect twists, turns, surprises, violence, love and Miike’s wry, knowing wit.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Miike's seemingly offhand inventiveness is evident in almost every shot and cut.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's a joyous piece of filmmaking, a demented, multitasking little scherzo from a director who cranks out four new features a year on average and who never seems more relaxed than when he's in an absolute frenzy.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A double-crossing, criss-crossing caper, fatalistic and fun.

4.0
The Times

The Times

press

Yes, it's preposterous and at times hyper-violent, but the tongue is always firmly in its cheek. Until it's cut out.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s a vibrant ode to life, teeming with death. It’s a crowd-pleaser too, just as long as that particular crowd is baying for blood. “Everything’s fucked,” one character declares as things go south, and that just about sums it up.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

As ever with Miike, the sheer profusion of material, the torrent of wacky creativity, means that there is always something to hold the attention. It’s bizarre and very unwholesome. But weirdly inspired.

4.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Expect twists, turns, surprises, violence, love and Miike’s wry, knowing wit.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Miike's seemingly offhand inventiveness is evident in almost every shot and cut.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's a joyous piece of filmmaking, a demented, multitasking little scherzo from a director who cranks out four new features a year on average and who never seems more relaxed than when he's in an absolute frenzy.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A double-crossing, criss-crossing caper, fatalistic and fun.

4.0
The Times

The Times

press

Yes, it's preposterous and at times hyper-violent, but the tongue is always firmly in its cheek. Until it's cut out.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s a vibrant ode to life, teeming with death. It’s a crowd-pleaser too, just as long as that particular crowd is baying for blood. “Everything’s fucked,” one character declares as things go south, and that just about sums it up.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

As ever with Miike, the sheer profusion of material, the torrent of wacky creativity, means that there is always something to hold the attention. It’s bizarre and very unwholesome. But weirdly inspired.

4.0

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