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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Hatsukoi

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h48

Synopsis

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.

Director

Takashi Miike

Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike is one of the most notable and controversial directors working today. Although Miike is known internationally for his horror-like elements, he has worked in many different genres, often combining them in a unique and audacious way.

Masataka Kubota
Nao Omori
Shota Sometani
Sakurako Konishi
Becky
Jun Murakami
Sansei Shiomi
Seiyo Uchino

screenplay
Masaru Nakamura

photography
Nobuyasu Kita

sound
Jun Nakamura

production design
Takeshi Shimizu

editing
Akira Kamiya

music
Koji Endo

production
OLM 1-18-10 2F Wakabayashi,
Setagaya-ku
154-0023 Tokyo – Japon
hana.tsuchikawa@olm.co.jp
www.olm.co.jp

coproduction
Recorded Picture Company (Royaume-Uni)

foreign sales
HanWay Films
8 Basing Street
W11 1ET Londres – Royaume-Uni
T : +44 20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
www.hanwayfilms.com

sales
Haut et Court
8 rue des martyrs
75009 Paris – France
T : + 33 1 55 31 27 27
info@hautetcourt.com
ww.hautetcourt.com

publicist
Bossa Nova
Michel Burstein
T : +33 1 43 26 26 26
C : + 33 6 07 555 888
bossanovapr@free.fr
www.bossa-nova.info

Title in Original Version : First Love

Cannes projection

May 17
11h45
Théâtre Croisette

22h30
Théâtre Croisette

May 18
19h00
Studio 13

May 19
14h00
Cinéma Le Raimu

Press release

the energy is ferocious /// Screen Daily

Miike shoots First Love with typically zippy, kinetic, brightly colored panache /// The Hollywood Reporter

frequently sublime new gangster film, a piece of work so feral and full of life /// IndieWire

un cocktail jouissif d’univers et de tonalités variées /// Cinemateaser

Takashi Miike vient d’offrir à la Quinzaine son cocktail le plus détonnant /// Chaos Reign