After Confessions, Tetsuya Nakashima confirms the good impressions I had, this time with his revenge thriller The World of Kanako.
The premise is simple. A father slowly discovers secrets about his lost daughter's past, while searching for her after her disappearance.
However, Nakashima's style that also made me like Confessions becomes obvious fairly quickly:
Well thought out writing, nihilistic, relentless and yet very entertaining and captivating. It may be a little bit cheesy from time to time and the party scenes didn’t age well lmao, but those are rather minor complaints and, other than that, a very good suspense film.
Overall, Kanako reminds me of like Miike's and Sion Sono's works in terms of style and violence, while Kanako's story is reminiscent of Laura Palmer's from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. All with a bit of Korean style revenge thriller sprinkled on top. Not a bad mixture at all in my opinion.