46 oku nen no koi

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A

Year: 2006
Duration: 85'

Jun Ariyoshi is arrested after the killing of a man in a fight broken-out in the bar where he worked. In jail he meets Shiro Kazuki, a very charming man who wears strange-looking tattoos. Brutal and violent, Shiro soon makes his way up the hierarchy of inmates. Jun feels drawn by Shiro’s strength and decisiveness. They gradually become friends, and then, a couple. Determined to let nothing and no-one come between them. Then, however, an incident occurs. A prison warder is witness to a young man strangling another prisoner. Shortly afterwards, the victim breathes his last. It is Shiro, while the killer is Jun. What could have caused their terrible fight?


film director

Takashi Miike

Miike Takashi (Yao, Osaka, Japan, 1960) studied at the Imamura Shoei film school and later he spent almost a decade working in TV, before becoming an assistant director. The Japan Cinema boom of the early 90s was to be his break into directing his own films. His first theatrically distributed film was Shinjuku Triad Society (1995), and from then on he alternated TV films with higher budgeted pictures. His international breakthrough came with Audition (1999), which with Dead or Alive (2000) and Izo (2004), allowed him to be considered one of the masters of the contemporary horror. A prolific and indefatigable director, he has directed more than 60 films in 13 years.


Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô (Shinjuku Triad Society, 1995), Gokudô kuroshakai (Rainy Dog, 1997), Ôdishon (Audition, 1999), Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha (1999), Hyôryû-gai (The City of Strangers, 2000), Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000), Family (2001), Koroshiya 1 (Ichi the Killer, 2001), Dead or Alive: Final (2002), Yurusarezaru mono (The Man in White, 2003), Chakushin ari (The call: Non rispondere, 2003), Zebraman (2004), Izo (2004), «Masters of Horror» (ep. Imprint, TV, 2006), 46-okunen no koi (Big Bang Love: Juvenile A, 2006)