R100

Matsumoto Hitoshi

Games can be dangerous. Director Matsumoto (Dainipponjin/Symbol) has certainly proven he can go further with Japanese absurdism, but can he stay unflappable when the game gets out of control? Find out that SM involves more than latex and whips. Nominated for The Big Screen Award.

One thing is definitely true about the films of Japanese comedian Matsumoto Hitoshi: expect the unexpected. Like the exceptional flights of fancy in Symbol (2009) and Dainipponjin (2007), R100 is an alienating, madcap, fantasy-laden cinema experience.
Upstanding, somewhat melancholy furniture salesman Takafumi needs some excitement and joins Club Bondage, an upmarket SM club. He signs up for a year of kinky appointments with strict dominatrixes in unexpected locations. However, after a number of painful but exciting 'dates', the mistresses start intruding in his private life. And, although the ladies look astounding, this is a step too far. Unfortunately for Takafumi, early contract termination is not an option.
Matsumoto masterfully mixes his bizarre humour with action, eroticism, melodrama, bondage and spit. A combination which so totally confused the ratings committee that the film was only approved for people over 100, which explains the title: R100.

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Directors
Matsumoto Hitoshi
Production country & year
Japan - 2013
Length
100 min
Premiere
European premiere
Producer
Okamoto Akihiko
Screen play
Matsumoto Hitoshi
With
Omori Nao, Daichi Mao, Terajima Shinobu, Katagiri Hairi, Tominaga Ai, Watanabe Naomi
Camera
Tanaka Kazushige
Editor
Honda Yoshitaka
Production design
Aikou Etsuko
Sound design
Okamoto Tatsuhiro
Music
Sakamoto Hidekazu
Medium
DCP
Website
www.r-100.com