A time-shifting and super-intense revenge thriller about a brutal former cop (Kiyoshi Kurosawa axiom Koji Yakusho) whose ex-wife enlists him to investigate the disappearance of their 17-year-old daughter, Kanako. Devastated by what he uncovers about Kanako’s secret life, he bludgeons his way through a lurid world of drug-using high-school kids, grudge-holding cops, and ruthless yakuzas in his search for the truth. Boldly fragmented, visually kaleidoscopic and wildly over the top, The World of Kanako reconfirms Confessions director Tetsuya Nakashima as a dynamic and no-holds-barred filmmaker reinventing cinema for the 21st century—for better or for worse.