Described as an “ultra-violent thriller,” “The World Of Kanako” is headed to North America. Drafthouse Films has acquired the distribution rights to the film, fully expecting a controversy. Said Drafthouse COO James Emanuel Shapiro, “This movie is an all out depraved and constant assault on your morality and your senses and I loved every second of it.”
“Kanako” is based on a 2005 novel by Akio Fukamachi that was considered unfilmable due to its bloody narrative. The story centers on a former detective as he follows his missing daughter down a trail of sex, drugs and rock and roll violence. Director Tetsuya Nakashima previously helmed “Kamikaze Girls” and “Confessions.”
The film will screen in select theaters across North America and will be released on a variety of VOD platforms and digital, DVD and Blu-ray formats.