R100

  • 100'
  • Japan
  • 2013
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.
Director
Matsumoto Hitoshi
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
Language
Japanese
Producer
Okamoto Akihiko
Production Company
Yoshimoto Creative Agency Co. Ltd.
Sales
Free Stone Productions
Screenplay
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