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.

Filmmaker
Matsumoto Hitoshi
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Japan
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
100’
Language
Japanese
Producer
Okamoto Akihiko
Production Company
Yoshimoto Creative Agency Co. Ltd.
Sales
Free Stone Productions
Writer
Matsumoto Hitoshi
Cinematography
Tanaka Kazushige
Editor
Honda Yoshitaka
Production Design
Aikou Etsuko
Sound Design
Okamoto Tatsuhiro
Music
Sakamoto Hidekazu
Cast
Omori Nao, Daichi Mao
Website
http://r-100.com