New Releases


Directed by Takashi Miike

Japan, UK, 2019, 1h 48min, DCP, In Japanese with English Subtitles

New Releases

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752


Mon, Oct 14


General Public & Members
$11.25 evening / $9 matinee

Takashi Miike’s noir-tinged yakuza film blends 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.


“FIRST LOVE might start as a hard-boiled piece of pulp fiction, but it isn’t long before it softens into a violent, hilarious, and violently hilarious madcap comedy…” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“The Tarantino-style rollercoaster ride is as effortlessly enjoyable as ever, accentuating the director’s lighter comic leanings over his bloodthirsty side.” – Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“Miike’s seemingly offhand inventiveness is evident in almost every shot and cut.” – Glenn Kenny, New York Times


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