Japanese filmmaker Tetsuya Nakashima, known for award-winning comedy films Kamikaze Girls and Memories of Matsuko, is back in the saddle with his upcoming movie The World of Kanako, based on Akio Fukamachi’s debut novel.

The trailer seems to indicate Nakashima is not tending to repeat himself after Confessions. The film channels the different moods with different type of tones, revealing Nakashima’s visual and narrative talents.

The movie is set to be released in theaters in Japan on July 4, 2014.

Check out the first trailer in Japanese without English subtitles, unfortunately.

A beautiful honors student named Kanako (newbie Nana Komatsu) suddenly goes missing. Her father, former detective Akihiro Fujishima (Koji Yakusho), begins an obsessive search for her, tracking down her former middle school teacher, classmates, and her juvenile delinquent friend Endo for clues.

Fujishima is a lonely man who’s seemingly blind to the fact that his own actions caused the collapse of his family. He becomes convinced that his search for Kanako somehow holds the key to fixing all of that, but as he continues his investigation, he’s faced with a series of shocking revelations along the way and discovers that Kanako lived an entirely different life from the pristine image she presented.