First Love 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 20 February 2020
Enjoy the prolific director Takashi Miike at his most playful and chaotic. First Love is a noir-tinged, genre-blending yakuza film about a young boxer and a call girl, who fall in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
Just in case you’re itching for some extra viewing material, Miike recently suggested 5 films about love and violence to watch before First Love – and they aren’t all his own!
Visitor Q, Takashi Miike (2001)
The Happiness of the Katakuris, Takashi Miike, (2001)
High and Low, Akira Kurosawa (1963)
Romeo and Juliet, Franco Zeffirelli (1968)
Ichi the Killer, Takashi Miike (2001)
- Takashi Miike
- Japan, UK
- 2 hours 3 minutes
- Sakurako Konishi, Takahiro Miura