Takashi MIIKE 三池崇史

For Love's Sake


Nippon Cinema   ª 

MIIKE's manga adaptation revolves around the love story of Ai and Makoto, an innocent upper-class girl and a delinquent boy. FOR LOVE´S SAKE proves to be an entertaining and colourful mix of musical comedy, gang movie and coming-of-age-story that also depicts the bitter aspects of a world of outsiders.

Ai to Makoto

Japan 2012

133 minutes

Takashi MIIKE

Takayuki TAKUMA based on the manga of the same title by Ikki KAJIWARA and Takumi NAGAYASU

Nobuyasu KITA


About Takashi MIIKE

Takashi MIIKE was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1960. During his studies at Yokohama Vocational School of Broadcast and Film, one of his teachers was famous director Shohei IMAMURA. Since his feature debut LADY HUNTER in 1991, MIIKE has created more than 100 films and TV series. Nippon Connection has kept a close eye on his career for almost 20 years, having screened his films ICHI THE KILLER (2001 / NC ’02), THE CITY OF LOST SOULS (2000 / NC ’02), THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (2001 / NC ’03), LESSON OF THE EVIL (2012 / NC ’14 and NC ’20), and OVER YOUR DEAD BODY (2014 / NC ’15).