[Watch] First Love (Hatsukoi) Trailer: Takashi Miike’s 90th film is a crowd-pleaser
Go USA Entertainment just unveil the First Love Trailer. This is Takashi Miike’s 90th film and is considered to be his most high on energy, crowd-pleasing action crime drama since ever.
First Love (Hatsukoi) Trailer debuted at Comic-Con’s SUPERHERO KUNG FU EXTRAVAGANZA section. The official synopsis of the film reads: “A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.”
The film is the prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
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Miike presented his new vision FIRST LOVE in Cannes in May 2019 as part of Directors’ Fortnight. For this film, he enlisted star Masataka Kubota, who he previously directed as one of the 13 Assassins, and Nao Otomo who starred in his notorious film Ichi The Killer. Among his loyal collaborators, Miike has once again collaborated with screenwriter Masaru Nakamura (Bird People in China, Sukiyaki Western Django), composer Koji Endo (13 Assassins, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai) and his director of photography Nobuyasu Kita (13 Assassins, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Blade of the Immortal).
Freddie Key, one of our writers managed to sneakily go into the screening and review it. In his review, he said that: “First Love (Hatsukoi) is a hilarious action thriller about a boxer and a trauma-stricken girl that encapsulates all of Takashi Miike’s wicked sense of style, and the crux of what makes that cult status so insanely special.”
He also mentions that “First Love has truly reinvigorated my passion to discover more of these underappreciated, beautifully twisted independent movies which do nothing but present a batch of creative, insane people … and then have them all fight it out. I almost hope that this gets seen by more and more audiences, maybe even gain cult status, so that this director can continue making such furiously high-flown features.”
Starring – Masataka Kubota (13 ASSASSINS), Shôta Sometani (TOKYO TRIBE) & Nao Ohmori (ICHI THE KILLER), First Love will release in NY/LA On September 27 and will widely expand from October 4.