Audition (1999, Japan)


Starring: Ryu Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina. Tetsu Sawaki
Director: Takashi Miike
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: Japanese
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My Rating: 5/5

“TV producer Aoyama Shigeharu (Ryo Ishibashi) is a middle-class man, Shigehiko (Tetsu Sawaki) his teenage son. His friend, movie producer Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimura), has the perfect palliative for Aoyoma’s loneliness: test out a number of possible new wives by holding a phony movie audition. The clueless Shigeharu eagerly agrees, and he and Yoshikawa hold interviews marked by questions about sex that seem to have little to do with acting. Aoyama eventually settles on tall, otherworldly waif Asami (played by ex-model Eihi Shiina). The more seasoned Yoshikawa senses that something’s not quite right with Asami; he investigates and finds many a hole in her story.”

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