From renowned Japanese director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition, Blade of the Immortal), comes First Love – a story of a young boxer who falls in love with a woman caught in the crossfire between Yakuza and Triad gangs in a fight over stolen drugs.
Set over one night in Tokyo, the story follows Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a young woman forced into prostitution. However, when Leo learns that Monica has been unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, the two take off and are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a Yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.
All of their fates intertwine in a spectacular and anarchic style that could only be from director Takashi Miike.
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