First Love

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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.

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Semi Skimmed

Joel is struggling to move on from a holiday romance when an unexpected voicemail provides a ray of hope. There is however one problem; he can’t understand a word of it.

Director: James Soldan

Cast: Alex Sharp

8m / UK / 2019

BBFC rating
Running time
108 mins
Japan, UK
Other features
Takashi Miike
Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi

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December 6th

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