First US Trailer for Tetsuya Nakashima’s ‘The World of Kanako’

Nana Komatsuin

Tetsuya Nakashima’s wacky Japanese thriller The World of Kanako has finally received the first US teaser trailer from Drafthouse Films and it looks delightfully insane and totally NSFW.

This electric, high-energy mystery thriller had its North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and has played multiple regional festivals since.

Based on a 2005 novel by Akio Fukamachi, the film will be simultaneously released on December 4th in select theaters, as well as available on multiple digital VOD platforms.

Check out the new teaser trailer for Nakashima’s The World of Kanako, starring Nana Komatsuin as Kanako Fujishima and Kôji Yakusho as her father, the ex-detective named Akikazu.

I’m mad excited.

The World Of Kanako

An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of Kanako is a non-stop visual and emotional assault to the senses as it follows troubled ex-detective Akikazu (Yakusho) on the hunt for his missing teenage daughter, Kanako. What he discovers in his search is an unsettling and harrowing web of depravity–surrounding both Kanako and himself. As Akikazu stumbles along a shocking trail of drugs, sex, and violence, he finds himself woefully unprepared for the revelations that affect all he holds dear.

Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, The World of Kanako is an astonishing tour de force of mystery, beauty, and boundary-pushing violence. A wildly kinetic and startlingly venomous throwback to the best that Asian extreme cinema has to offer, The World of Kanako offers a trip right up to the edge of a man’s private hell––and over it.