44th edition 21 January - 1 February 2015


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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.

  R100 Pathé 1 Fri 24 Jan 22:15  
  R100 Schouwburg Grote Zaal Sun 26 Jan 16:45  
  R100 Oude Luxor Thu 30 Jan 22:30  
  R100 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 01 Feb 09:00  
Absoluut ge-wel-dige film! Ik was in 2010 zeer onder de indruk van Symbol, en de ervaring leert dat een volgende film van dezelfde regiss eurdan vaak tegenvalt. Maar R100 overtrof mijn verwachtingen. Mooi, humoristisch en fanta sievo is een te armoedig woord. Ook SMS, maar laat dat niet afschrikken, want dit is niet wat de 'echte liefhebbers' er onder verstaan, denk ik. Verderzal de Song of Joy/Ode an die Freude (pracht igemu ziek) nooit meer hetzelfde zijn, maar absoluut niet op zo'n grimmige manier als Singing in the Rain na A Clockwork Orange). De f ilmis genomineerd voor de Big Screen Award en die moet-ie eigenlijk winn e, want ikgun iedereen in Nederland de kans om deze film te zien!
Webreview from monalisa on Sun 26 January 19:01
Japan 2013
DirectorMatsumoto Hitoshi
ProducerOkamoto Akihiko
 Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.
SalesFree Stone Productions
Print sourceFree Stone Productions
ScenarioMatsumoto Hitoshi
CastOmori Nao
 Daichi Mao
 Terajima Shinobu
 Katagiri Hairi
 Tominaga Ai
 Watanabe Naomi
PhotographyTanaka Kazushige
EditorHonda Yoshitaka
Production designAikou Etsuko
Sound designOkamoto Tatsuhiro
MusicSakamoto Hidekazu
Film formatDCP
2014 Spectrum European premiere

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