A hardcore-pulp-yakuza-noir-madcap-joyride filled with outrageous double-crosses, close
shaves, high-speed car chases, and flamboyant showdowns from Japan’s most prolific and
exuberant director, Takashi Miike. At its heart, First Love, is an unshakeable romance between
two rock bottom dwellers, searching for salvation in the precarious Tokyo underbelly.
Society is in a troubled tailspin, corrupted by the self-serving attitudes necessary to survive the
modern dog-eat-dog world. What begins as a classic boy meets girl crime thriller gets a touch of
Miike's signature ultraviolence, hysterical mayhem, and cartoonish absurdity. The powerless
heroes are pitted against the Yakuza and Chinese triads in a farcical battle royale, a criminal
line up of vicious, blood-thirsty antiheroes welding a buffet spread of life-ending weapons. Yet,
as the assembly of characters and their carefully scripted subplots converge across one night, a
chaotic moment transcends certain death and destruction. The sheer amount of blood spilled
means love does not conquer all– it survives.