Drugs, Sex and Violence Run Wild in THE WORLD OF KANAKO; Trailer/Poster Debut

DrafthouseHow 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!

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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.

Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima (Confessions, Japan’s submission for the Academy’s® best foreign language film in 2011), 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.

THE WORLD OF KANAKO hits select theaters on December 4th, as well as making it available on multiple digital VOD platforms including Amazon Instant, iTunes, Vimeo, and VHX. A DVD/Bluray release of the film will arrive early 2016.

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