films – Cinema Akil

First Love ( Hatsukoi )
Takashi Miike
Japan, UK | PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance | Japanese

Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a callgirl and an addict but still an innocent. Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.All their fates interwine in spectacular Miike style, at his most anarchic and fun. First Love premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.