First Love

First Love

初恋

Tadashi, in his last year of high school, is secretly in love with his classmate Kota, but dares not tell him about it. One summer day, he was picked on by his classmates calling him “Fag!” which... More
1h36m Japan 2007
18+
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Tags
Gay Romance Lust Coming-of-Age Japan Movies

Synopsis

Tadashi, in his last year of high school, is secretly in love with his classmate Kota, but dares not tell him about it. One summer day, he was picked on by his classmates calling him “Fag!” which shooed Kota away from him. Deeply hurt and depressed, Tadashi spotted on the train a gay couple — Hiroki and Shinji — who were chatting so happily that he followed the two men before he knew it...

No matter how old you are, no matter how many times you experience it, the beginning of a love is always like the first one. Interwoven with such familiar issues as coming out and gay marriage, and also sprinkled with both love-making and hard-core sex, “Hatsu-koi” is a growing-up story of a not-so-sure-yet-but-so-much- desired gay teen
that takes place in Tokyo from Summer 2007 to Spring 20XX.

※“Hatsu-koi” means “First Love” in Japanese.

★From the renowned Japanese director of Berlin Drifters and The Family Complete
★Nominated at the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, named best queer film of 2007
★First Global streaming release since its premiere

Details

Country
Japan
Language
Japanese
Director
Koichi Imaizumi
Cast
Hiroshi MurakamiTeppen Matsunoki
Awards
2007 Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Review
A high school boy's journey as he discovers desire, love, friendship and coming out in Japan.

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