Full Theatrical Trailer for Tetsuya Nakashima's 'The World of Kanako'

October 28, 2015
Source: YouTube

The World of Kanako Trailer

"Where did you hide Kanako?" Drafthouse Films recently put out a funky full theatrical trailer for Tetsuya Nakashima's The World of Kanako, the crazy bloody, high-energy Japanese action thriller described as a "non-stop visual and emotional assault to the senses". Nana Komatsu stars as Kanako Fujishima, the daughter of an ex-detective named Akikazu, played by Kôji Yakusho. She goes missing and he goes after her, ending up in some twisted, trippy violent (under)world. I really like the music choice in this, something unique and fresh, and it goes a long way to make us ignore the extreme violence we're otherwise witnessing. If you're into ultra violent Japanese thrillers about a father looking for his missing daughter, here you go.

The full theatrical trailer for Tetsuya Nakashima's The World of Kanako, from Drafthouse's YouTube:

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 (Kôji Yakusho from 13 Assassins, Babel) on the hunt for his missing teenage daughter, Kanako (Nana Komatsu). What he discovers in his search is an unsettling and harrowing web of depravity––surrounding both Kanako and himself. As Akizaku stumbles along a shocking trail of drugs, sex and violence, he finds himself woefully unprepared for the revelations that affect all he holds dear. The World of Kanako is directed by Japanese filmmaker Tetsuya Nakashima (of Kamikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko, Paco and the Magical Book, Confessions previously). It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and at Busan, Sitges & London. Drafthouse Films will release The World of Kanako in select theaters December 4th, as well as on VOD.

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  • Bo
    I don't know about this one, Alex. I couldn't tell heads from tails from the trailer. So I think I'll take a pass. Plus, The House of the Rising Sun is one of my all time favorite songs, from the Animals in 1964 or '65. I thought they mangled it here; changing the words, etc. To each own I reckon.
    • IG88ShotSecond
  • TheOct8pus
    "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you." —Liam Neeson, Taken
    • Lar Rackell
      For real. I was watching this like "Ta......ken....?"
  • RodriguezsButtBuddy
    trying too hard.
    I love that Japan loves blood so much. B l o o d .
  • shiboleth
    It's pretty much unclear should it be watched for so much blood in it or is story so bloody good that it is a mustwatch? The song in trailer added even more confusion to that dilemma ...




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