First Love (2019 film)

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First Love
First Love (2019 film).jpg
Festival poster
Directed byTakashi Miike
Produced byMuneyuki Kii
Jeremy Thomas
Misako Saka
Written byMasaru Nakamura
StarringMasataka Kubota
Nao Ōmori
Shōta Sometani
Sakurako Konishi
Jun Murakami
Sansei Shiomi
Seiyō Uchino
Music byKoji Endo[1]
CinematographyNobuyasu Kita
Edited byAkira Kamiya
Release date
Running time
108 minutes
United Kingdom[1]
Box office$159,309[2][3]

First Love (初恋, Hatsukoi) is a 2019 British-Japanese drama film directed by Takashi Miike. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.[4][5]


Leo, a young boxer, meets Monica, a call girl and an addict who becomes involved in a drug-smuggling scheme. Over a night in Tokyo, the two are pursued by a corrupt cop, a yakuza and a female assassin sent by the Chinese triads.



The film will be released in cinemas in the United States and Canada beginning on September 27, 2019, distributed by Well Go USA Entertainment.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Hatsukoi". Directors' Fortnight.
  2. ^ "First Love (2019)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  3. ^ "First Love (2019)". The Numbers. IMDb. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  4. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (4 April 2019). "Cannes: Deerskin With Jean Dujardin to Open Directors' Fortnight". Variety. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie. "Cannes Directors' Fortnight unveils genre-heavy 2019 selection". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  6. ^ "First Love". Well Go USA Entertainment. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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