Prolific auteur Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins) is at his most fun and anarchic with the noir-tinged violent yakuza film FIRST LOVE, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The wild, genre-blending story follows a young boxer and a call girl who falls passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
In FIRST LOVE, when a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza, Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka Kubota), and a disturbing drug addicted call girl, Monica (Sakurako Konishi), find themselves innocently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs. Over the course of the increasingly ludicrous night, the two fall passionately in love, while the hail of bullets and blood fall quietly in the background.
From prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, this noir-tinged, violent, yakuza film, is Miike at his most fun and anarchic. FIRST LOVE stars Masataka Kubota (13 Assassins), Sakurako Konishi (Fancy) and Shota Sometaniin (Legend of the Demon Cat).
FIRST LOVE has a runtime of approximately 109 minutes and is not rated.
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