Magazine article Screen International

Third Window Picks Up Kanako

Magazine article Screen International

Third Window Picks Up Kanako

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EXCLUSIVE: Tetsuya Nakashima's mystery is set to open in UK cinemas in early 2015.

London-based Third Window Films has announced it picked up Japanese mystery The World of Kanako for UK and Ireland from Wild Bunch in Cannes.

Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, the film stars Koji Yakusho as an ex-cop searching for his missing daughter whose straight-A student façade hid the secret life she led in a hellish underworld.

Third Window Films previously released the director's Kamikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko and Confessions as well as Lalapipo, for which he wrote the screenplay.

"All four were released in cinemas, with Confessions, Kamikaze and Matsuko all having massive video sales plus all sold to FilmFour," noted Adam Torel, CEO of the company.

"Director Nakashima is a real talent in [the] fact that he tackles a completely different genre each time, taking time and passion to mix both entertainment and depth in each. …

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