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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD10678D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137106784
  • Street Date: 07/09/24
  • PreBook Date: 06/04/24
  • Label: Drafthouse »
  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Run Time: 118 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 2014
  • Region Code: 1
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US,CA
  • Language: Japanese


Cast & Crew

  • Director: Tetsuya Nakashima


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The World Of Kanako

THE WORLD OF KANAKO follows ex-detective Akikazu on the hunt for his daughter, Kanako which leads to a shocking trail of sex and violence.

The World Of Kanako
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An uncompromising thriller of operatic scope, THE WORLD OF KANAKO is a nonstop visual and emotional assault to the senses as it follows ex-detective Akikazu on the hunt for his daughter, Kanako. What he discovers is a web of depravity surrounding both Kanako and himself. As he stumbles along a shocking trail of drugs, sex and violence, he finds himself unprepared for the shocking revelations.


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Bonus Materials

  • In Japanese with English subtitles

Sales Points

  • Stars Kôji Yakusho (13 Assassins), Nana Komatsu (Silence), Satoshi Tsumabuki (The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift) and Fumi Nikaidô (Why Don't You Play in Hell?)
  • 2015 Awards of the Japanese Academy WINNER! (Newcomer of Year, Nana Komatsu)
  • 2014 Austin Fantastic Fest WINNER! (Best Screenplay)
  • 2014 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival WINNER! (Best Actor, Kôji Yakusho)
  • 2015 Limited Theatrical Release (over $15,000.00 in domestic box office)
  • From writer / director Tetsuya Nakashima (Confessions, Kamikaze Girls)

Press Quotes

It's a rush, albeit a dark and ever more disturbing one, kind of like taking some bad acid and mainlining Seijun Suzuki's greatest hits while being battered about the face and neck by a gang of yakuza thugs rolling hard on equally awful ecstasy.

     —Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

Yakusho's breathless, riveting performance grounds The World of Kanako even as it threatens to devolve into an unbearable series of nihilistic plot twists and gory set pieces.

     —Simon Abrams, Village Voice


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