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The World of Kanako

At the request of his ex-wife, a drunken, self-loathing detective (Koji Yakusho from 13 Assassins) cruises the garish nighttime streets of Tokyo searching for his estranged teenage daughter. Like George C. Scott in Paul Schrader's Hardcore, our "hero?" is ready, willing and able to unleash bloody vengeance on her corrupters. But he's got no idea how dark and depraved things are going to get. Director Tetsuya Nakashima (Confessions) unleashes gallons of blood, sweat and tears, some crazed animation and plenty of ADHD-style editing in service to this unbelievably nihilistic crime saga. In Japanese with English subtitles. 118 minutes Unrated.