Audition

November 26, 2020
Its time to revisit Audition, the darkly captivating Japanese thriller that follows Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a widower who decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend (Jun Kunimura), Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. But when Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), he begins a relationship only to realize that Asami isn't as reserved as she appears to be, leading to gradually increased tension and a harrowing climax. Directed by the brilliantly irreverent Takashi Miike, Audition is an unforgettable experience that has cemented its place in the cult cinema hall of fame.

1 h 55 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 1999

It’s time to revisit Audition, the darkly captivating Japanese thriller that follows Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a widower who decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend (Jun Kunimura), Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. But when Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), he begins a relationship only to realize that Asami isn’t as reserved as she appears to be, leading to gradually increased tension and a harrowing climax. Directed by the brilliantly irreverent Takashi Miike, Audition is an unforgettable experience that has cemented its place in the cult cinema hall of fame.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Ryû Murakami, Daisuke Tengan

Producers:

Satoshi Fukushima, Jun’ichi Shindô, Akemi Suyama

Prod. companies:

Basara Pictures, Creators Company Connection, Omega Project

Stars:

Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki

Languages:

Japanese

Subtitles:

German, Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French
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