A very ordinary man (Nao Omori of ICHI THE KILLER, HIFF 2001) who takes care of his son while his wife lies in a coma, enters a very ordinary building. Following a seductive ride on a merry-go-round, he signs up with an exclusive club. Membership is one year only and cannot be cancelled under any circumstances. Happily he endures dominatrix intrusions in his daily life, until they get a little too close to his unsuspecting family. With a courage not displayed in his professional life as a bed salesman, he tries to cancel his membership, evoking the wrath of the American CEO, who descends upon Tokyo to teach him a lesson.
The latest feature from Japan absurdist auteur and TV comedian Matsumoto (BIG MAN JAPAN, HIFF 2007, and SYMBOL, HIFF 2009) goes all out in exploring Japanese sex culture and all its eccentricities. R100 is a word play on the Japanese ratings system, suggesting that the viewer should be at least 100 years old to see the film. That’s absurd, of course, but this is coming from the twisted mind of Matsumoto, who personifies what is cutting edge and just plain, mindblowingly crazy in Japan.