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FIRST LOVE
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 10:00 PM
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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Admission Grindhouse - $5.31

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Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Big Grove Boomtown Ale tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

"Zany in all of the best ways."
- Art Ettinger, Ultra Violent Magazine

"A joyous piece of filmmaking, a demented, multitasking little scherzo from a director who cranks out four new features a year on average and who never seems more relaxed than when he's in an absolute frenzy." - Los Angeles Times

"Ranks among Miike's most purely entertaining movies (out of more than 100 now!) gradually building steam until it reaches a sustained pitch of cheerful insanity." - AV Club

When a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka Kubota), and a disturved drug addict call girl, Monica (Sakurako Konishi), find themselves innocently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs. Over the course of the increasingly ludicrous night, the two fall passionately in love, while the hail of bullets and blood fall quietly in the background. From prolific auteur Takashi Miike, this noir-tinged, violent yakuza film is Miike at his most fun and anarchic!



Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:108 minutes
Director:Takashi Miike (Audition)
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Japan
Language:Japanese with English subtitles