Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Stars: Nao Ohmori, Mao Daichi, Shinobu Terajima, Matsuo Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe
Release date: To be determined
My colleague, Matt Barone, saw this insane thing at Fantastic Fest, in Texas, last year. He came back and told me about a movie, a kind of comedy, about a nebbish man who gets involved with an S&M organization. The man in the movie was played by one of Japan's biggest comics, and the humor in the movie was deadpan and weird. A man gets beat up by a full-bodied dominatrix known as the "Queen of Saliva."
That movie is called R100 and it's opening later this year. There won't be anything else like it. —Ross Scarano