R100Japan, 2013 : Alberta Premiere
Takafumi Katayama is a lonely, beaten down salaryman. His wife is in a coma. His work has no meaning. He drifts through his daily duties and raises his young son in a fog of depression. After he signs a one-year contract with a boutique S&M agency specializing in random acts of public sadist humiliation, Takafumi finds a renewed vigor for life. While at first the rough treatment and humiliation he receives from leather-clad women in cafés and restaurants is enjoyable, Takafumi soon realizes that he’s opened a door that cannot be closed.
Unable to end his relationship with the club, he finds himself pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrices, each with a very unique talent. Takafumi must either find a way to turn the tables, or walk even further down this dark yet sexy path.
Writer/director Matsumoto, the incorrigible force behind beloved CUFF fi lm BIG MAN JAPAN, returns with another strange and wonderful offering. The title R100, is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Japanese movie ratings R-15 and R-18, the implication is that no one under 100 will be admitted.
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Fantastic Fest 2013
press for R100
""An aggressive comedy steeped in thoughtful weirdness and glorious kink.""- Badass Digest
""R100 is such a special and unusual piece of cinema...""- Exclaim