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Read More: Morality-Assaulting 'World Of Kanako' Acquired by Drafthouse Films Drafthouse Films has premiered a new clip from their ultraviolent revenge flick "The World of Kanako." The latest lesson in visual intensity from acclaimed Japanese director Tetsuya Nakashima, the movie follows the ex-detective Akikazu (Kôji Yakusho) as he goes on the hunt to find his missing teenage daughter. Our exclusive new clip above teases that Akikazu's road to revenge won't be an easy ride. We expect the rain-soaked beatdown to be one of many roadblocks he faces on his bloody journey to rescue his daughter. The film opens in select theaters December 4. Read More: Watch: Nsfw 'World of Kanako' Trailer Takes You Inside A Bloody Revenge Tale »
- Zack Sharf
Director Tetsuya Nakashima has a view of the world as a dark and brutally cruel place, and he’s captured it in films like Memories of Matsuko and Confessions. His preference is to present humanity’s ugliness and emotional devastation through a lens of style, color, and pure artistry, and that trend continues with his latest film, The World of Kanako. The story follows an ex-detective long ago separated from his family and demoted to traffic cop duty who discovers his daughter Kanako has gone missing. His quest to bring her home sees him traversing a trail of violence, drugs, and sex revealing the unspeakable acts people commit against others. Drafthouse Films is releasing the film in limited release on December 4th, and here’s the first trailer. Confessions was among my favorite films of 2010 as it tackled a difficult tale with dark mystery, mesmerizing style, and heavy emotion, and Nakashima’s latest looks to be attempting »
- Rob Hunter
"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: An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of Kanako is a non-stop »
- Alex Billington
With the Us release of Nakashima Tetsuya's The World Of Kanako coming up on December 4th from Drafthouse Films a full theatrical trailer and poster are freshly arrived on the scene.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, 13 Assassins, Babel) 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 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.Nakashima - director of Kamikaze Girls and Confessions - is one...
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While the Alamo Drafthouse has become a familiar name to film fans for their unique theatrical style as well as their amusing PSAs on not using cell phones during a movie, the chain has moved into film distribution over the past five years, working to bring films such as Mood Indigo, Four Lions, and The Congress to wider audiences. Their latest offering comes from Japan.
Titled The World of Kanako, the film is the newest feature from Kamikaze Girls filmmaker Tetsuya Nakashima, his first film since 2010. Along with directing, Nakashima co-wrote the screenplay with Miako Tadano and Nobuhiro Monma, with the trio adapting it from the novel by Akio Fukamachi. The film’s synopsis is as follows.
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, 13 Assassins, Babel) on the »
- Deepayan Sengupta
While the only film I’ve seen of Japanese director Tetsuya Nakashima was his 2010 drama Confessions, I was immediately taken by its ravishing visual style, enough to keep him on my radar when it comes to future output. The director is now back with the thriller The World of Kanako, which is finally getting a U.S. release in December.
As seen in the U.S. red band and theatrical trailer, the story follows an ex-detective who has set out track down his missing teenage daughter. With the film debuting back during last year’s fall festival circuit, we’ve heard its tough subject matter and unrelenting approach might not be for everyone, but if you’re taken with the trailers, keep it on your radar. Check them out below, along with the poster.
An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of Kanako is a non-stop visual and »
- Jordan Raup
How about this one for an early Christmas present? The wonderful people at Drafthouse Films are set to release Tetsuya Nakashima’s incredible sounding film The World Of Kanako in select theaters on December 4th, as well as making it available on multiple digital VOD platforms including Amazon Instant, iTunes, Vimeo, and Vhx. The violent and highly stylized thriller sounds like a hell of a time, and now we’ve got the brand new poster & trailer to show you readers, so behold the splendor that is 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, 13 Assassins, Babel) 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 »
- Jerry Smith
It is time to go farther afield with The World of Kanako. From Japan, this tale of revenge involves a missing student. But, Kanako (Nana Komatsu) might not want to be found. The film's first trailer will test your ear drums as a long list of minor characters are offed in bloody ways. Director Tetsuya Nakashima might be best known for his 2010 thriller Confessions. The World of Kanako is also a thriller, with elements of a mystery. The films' first trailer is hosted below. The film involves a bizarre father and daughter relationship. Akikazu (Kôji Yakusho) is tasked with finding his daughter, by his ex-wife. But, Akikazu uses violent means to track her down and he now knows very little about Kanako. On the other side of the tracks, Kanako has a reason for hiding from her family. Drafthouse Films will release this foreign title. Released over a year ago in Japan, »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Shock Therapy Entertainment. Drafthouse Films has debuted a very amusing new teaser trailer for the wacky Japanese film The World of Kanako, starring Nana Komatsu as Kanako Fujishima. This electric, high-energy mystery thriller is actually about her father, an ex-detective named Akikazu, played by Kôji Yakusho, who goes looking for Kanako when she goes missing and discovers her "mysterious secret life". Kanako is described as "a non-stop visual and emotional assault to the senses," and you oh boy can you get a taste of that in this trailer. This is like Crank x100. Not everyone is going to be down for this, but a few of you may be. Warning - there's lots of crazy, crazy violence, so grab a poncho and dive right in. "I'll find her!" Here's the teaser trailer for Tetsuya Nakashima's The World of Kanako, via Drafthouse's YouTube: An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, »
- Alex Billington
The Boy and the Beast review: Heavy on heart. While there is a strong and engaging narrative that encompasses plenty of action and excitement. The Boy and the Beast review
Mamoru Hosoda has gone from strength to strength in his career as an anime director. Starting on shows like Digimon and Samurai Champloo, he then exploded with a great trio of theatrical releases with The Girl Who Lept Through Time, Summer Wars, and of course Wolf Children. His fourth release comes in a time when masters of the form have retired and as Studio Ghibli reassess their business, Hosoda’s own Studio Chizu is just starting out. It’s with great pleasure then, that I can honestly say Hosoda remains on course for his domination of animation.
Set in a world of beasts and gods known as Jutengai, a young human boy who has run away from home, Kyuta (Aoi »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Turkington plays an aging comedian on tour in the California desert who tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
The film premiered in Sundance and is a Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence and Made Bed Production in association with Arts + Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group and Complex Corporation.
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Drafthouse Films has acquired Tetsuya Nakasima’s ultra-violent Japanese thriller The World Of Kanako. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, will get a platform and digital release later in 2015. Based on the novel by Akio Fukamachi, the film centers on an ex-detective (Kôji Yakusho) searching for his missing daughter only to discover her shockingly secret life. The movie was a hit in Japan when it was released in June with an R-15 rating, which… »
12 items from 2015
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