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The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015)

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As a father searches for his missing daughter, he realizes how little he knows about her and his family. Based on the novel by Akio Fukamachi.

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Cast

Koji Yakusho
as Akikazu Fujishima
Nana Komatsu
as Kanako Fujishma
Joe Odagiri
as Det. Aikawa
Fumi Nikaidô
as Nami Endo
Jun Kunimura
as Dr. Tsujimura
Hiroya Shimizu
as I / Narrator
Ai Hashimoto
as Emi Morishita
Miki Nakatani
as Rie Azuma
Aoi Morikawa
as Tomoko Nagano
Munetaka Aoki
as Sakiyama
Asuka Kurosawa
as Kiriko Fujishma
Mahiro Takasugi
as Yashuhiro Matsunaga
Shono Hayama
as Boy with Blonde Hair
Kanji Furutachi
as Policeman
Megumi Hataraya
as Aikawa's Wife
Emma
as Kanako's Friend at Party
Hitoshi Hoshino
as Seiji Ogata
Kaisei Kamimura
as Shimazu's Friend
Yumeno Kato
as Yoko (Kanako's Ex-Middle School Classmate #2)
Airi Kido
as Kanako's Ex-Middle School Classmate #3
Yoshio Ko
as Yoshinori Chou
Ryo Matsuura
as Katsumi
Kazunori Mimura
as Shimazu's Friend
Hannah Nishino
as Daughter on House's Ads
Shunya Ohira
as Matsunaga's Friend
Monica Sahara
as Party's Girl
Haruka Saitou
as Shimazu's Friend
Daiki Sato
as Party's Boy
Kentaro Shimazu
as Policeman
Aya Takeko
as Housewife On House's Ads
Dai Watanabe
as Hiroshi Kawamoto
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Relentlessly unpleasant and ultimately banal.

February 3, 2016 | Full Review…
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I grew tired of the nihilism of "The World of Kanako" long before it was over, and I have a high tolerance for that sort of thing, so that has to be taken into account when assessing the overall product, but the quality of the filmmaking never flags.

December 4, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Remorseless, repetitious and ultimately tedious.

December 3, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

December 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The nihilistic atmosphere eventually becomes so oppressive that it swallows everything in its path.

August 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Whilst not a film for everyone due to its nihilistic attitude and frequent physical and sexual violence, The World of Kanako is a must-see for fans of off-beat cinema.

January 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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