CANNES 2019 – Directors’ Fortnight
a film by Takashi Miike written by Masaru Nakamura with Masataka Kubota
Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a callgirl and an addict but still an innocent.
Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.
All their fates intertwine in spectacular Miike style, at his most fun and anarchic.