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by Takashi Miike


Taking place over one night in Tokyo, Leo, a down-on-his-luck young boxer meets his first love, Monica, a call girl and an addict but who is still an innocent. Monica unwittingly gets caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, Leo’s nemesis and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.

international title: First Love
original title: Hatsukoi
country: Japan, United Kingdom
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Takashi Miike
film run: 108'
screenplay: Masara Makamura
cinematography by: Nobuyasu Kita
film editing: Akira Kamiya
art director: Takeshi Shimizu
music: Kôji Endô
producer: Muneyuki Kii, Misako Saka, Jeremy Thomas
production: Recorded Picture Company
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