When beautiful straight - A high school student Kanako goes missing, her mother asks ex-husband Akikazu - a drifting, irresponsible former cop - to find their daughter. He embarks on a desperate search in the hope of reuniting his 'perfect family' by any means necessary. But as his investigation progresses, Akikazu starts to discover the darkness that lies behind his daughter's impeccable facade. Glue by clue, revelation by revelation, he starts his descent into the hellish underworld of Kanako's secret life...
- The World of Kanako review by Alphaville
An unwatchable mess of a film. The kind William Burroughs might have made using his cut-up technique. A mish-mash of confusing timelines, narrative non-sequiturs, disjointed close-ups and random editing. Like a talentless art student’s attempt to be different.
Apparently it’s about the investigation of a missing girl, but it makes no narrative or dramatic sense. It’s a mystery how it ever got released. Most viewers will have already given up on it before the opening credits appear.
i love international films,i,m hardly ever disappointed,but there,s always a first time.this is the only film i can remember turning off before it ended.it jumps all over the place,you cant get to know the characters,and subsequently couldnt care less what happens.its not that i dont like a slow burner(which this definately isnt!)its some kind of a poor attempt at doing a tarrantino style movie,which me and my gf found to be absolute garbage