2/13/15 – USA
Like sex, violence and comedy? Of course you do, that’s why you’re here and Drafthouse Films has just the thing for you. Coming out on March 10th is Hitoshi Matsumoto’s R100, a comedy that’s filled with, what else, sex and violence. R100 tells the story of an ordinary man with an ordinary life who joins a mysterious club. The membership lasts for one year only and there is one rule: no cancellation under any circumstance. The man enters into a whole new exciting world he never before experienced where crazy love goes wilder and crazier. Is it an illusion or is it real?
Matsumoto’s is one of Japan’s most talented comics and considering his other works, this one is promising to be absolutely crazy.
From the Press Release:
R100 – the title is a riff on the Japanese movie rating system, whose equivalent to NC-17 is R18 – is directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto, one of Japan’s most preeminent and beloved comedic talents. He is best known as the boke (funnyman) half of the popular comedy duo Downtown opposite straight man Masatoshi Hamada. Having changed the face of TV comedy, Matsumoto made a major splash in the film world with his 2007 directorial debut, Big Man Japan, which premiered in Cannes and screened at Toronto, Busan and Rotterdam. Matsumoto’s second film, Symbol (2009), is a Beckettian study of a man (Matsumoto) locked into a room that presents him with random objects, which he tries to manipulate to escape, only to end up in further rooms. Showcasing Matsumoto’s unlimited talent for visual gags and mime, Symbol premiered in Toronto and screened at Rotterdam, Berlin and Busan.
Matsumoto’s third film, Scabbard Samurai (2011), in which he explores the wandering samurai genre, premiered at Locarno International Film Festival and screened at Busan and Mar del Plata. The venerable Cinémathèque Française held a retrospective of his works in 2012.
Special Features on R100 will include:
- 12-page booklet
- Theatrical trailer
- Drafthouse Films trailers
- Digital Download