52nd edition

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.

Casting

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

Team

screenplay
Masaru Nakamura

photography
Nobuyasu Kita

sound
Jun Nakamura

production design
Takeshi Shimizu

editing
Akira Kamiya

music
Koji Endo

Production

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

Screen shots

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