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- Movie: The World of Kanako (English title) / Thirst (literal title)
- Romaji: Kawaki
- Japanese: 渇き。
- Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
- Writer: Akio Fukamachi (novel), Tetsuya Nakashima, Nobuhiro Kadoma
- Producer: Satomi Kotake, Yutaka Suzuki
- Cinematographer: Shoichi Ato
- Release Date: June 27, 2014
- Runtime: 118 min.
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Showa Fujishima (Koji Yakusho) is a former detective. One day, his daughter Kanako (Nana Komatsu), who is a model student, disappears. To find his daughter, he investigates more carefully into his daughter's life. He then becomes involved in a shocking situation.
- Based on novel "Hateshinaki Kawaki" by Akio Fukamachi (published January 27, 2005 by TAKARAJIMASHA,Inc).
Additional Cast Members:
- 2014 (39th) Toronto International Film Festival - September 4-14, 2014 - Vanguard *International Premiere
- 2014 (10th) Fantastic Fest - September 18-25, 2014 *U.S. Premiere
- 2014 (19th) Busan International Film Festival - Oct. 2-11, 2014 - Midnight Cinema
- 2014 (47th) Sitges Film Festival - October 3-12, 2014 - Official Fantàstic Competition
- 2014 (58th) BFI London Film Festival - October 8-19, 2014 - Dare Gala
- 2014 (50th) Chicago International Film Festival - Oct. 9- 23, 2014 - After Dark
- 2014 (34th) Hawaii International Film Festival - Oct. 30-Nov. 9, 2014 - Spotlight on Japan *U.S. Premiere
- 2015 (44th) International Film Festival Rotterdam - Jan. 21-Feb. 1, 2015 - Spectrum
- 2015 (58th) San Francisco International Film Festival - April 23-May 7, 2015 - Dark Wave
- 2015 (15th) Nippon Connection - June 2-7, 2015 - Nippon Cinema *German Premiere
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