• Audition (1999)

Audition

Release Date: January 1st, 1999

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

This disturbing Japanese thriller 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. When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), they begin a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami isn't as reserved as she appears to be, leading to gradually increased tension and a harrowing climax.

Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Neghisi, Ren Ôsugi

Director: Takashi Miike

Genres: Horror

Keywords: Office, Tense, Revenge, 1990s, Deception, Friend, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    Creates an atmosphere of frenzy that is both powerful and unforgettable, providing neither solace nor comfort. show more

  • 88
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    The images here are graphic and disturbing. But Miike somehow manages to stop just short of disgusting.

  • 88
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    The faint of heart might want to leave early. If you elect to stay, remember: You were warned. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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