Damn. We’ve got an exclusive poster for the new Drafthouse Films release R100 that makes a lot of promises that might be hard to fulfill. At least that’s what I thought until I saw the trailer, which indeed does feature a lot of whipping, punching, slapping, choking, kicking and beating. This movie looks out of its mind in the best of ways. I can only hope that the central protagonist, played by Nao Ohmori from Ichi the Killer, finds the pleasure he’s seeking behind whatever pain thresholds he’s made to endure. Also, the movie looks really funny.
R100 was directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto and hits Drafthouse theaters and VOD on Friday, January 23rd. Hit the jump for the exclusive poster and to be introduced to the equally bold trailer. The film’s title is a play on the Japanese rating system, their NC-17 equivalent is R18, so you can see where this is heading. The trailer and poster are mildly NSFW.
Trailer via Drafthouse Films:
Here’s the official synopsis for R100:
In this audaciously kinky, meta-comedic thriller, a lonely father with a secret taste for S&M (Nao Ohmori, best known for his titular turn in Takashi Miike’s Ichi the Killer) hires a boutique dominatrix agency that specializes in guerilla acts of public degradation.
Although the rough treatment and humiliation Takafumi Katayama receives from these leather-clad women––in cafés and on the street––drives him to ecstatic pleasure, he soon finds himself over his head during a surprise house call by one of the mistresses. After a freak and fatal accident, Takafumi is forced into action with a slew of vengeful dominatrices chasing him down. With the help of his son, he’ll have to devise a plan to take on the relentless femmes fatales, who each possess a unique S&M talent by which to exact painful revenge.