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Audition (1999) More at IMDbPro »Ôdishon (original title)

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Audition -- Deceptively innocent at first, Takashi Miike's Audition finds Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi, Suicide Club, The Grudge), a middle-aged widower of many years, urged by his teenage son and his film producer friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimura, Ichi The Killer) to get out and start dating again. To help Aoyama meet women, Yoshikawa devises a plan to hold a fake audition for a leading lady.
Audition -- Widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all...

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Director:
Writers:
Ryû Murakami (novel)
Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 March 2000 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She always gets a part
Plot:
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Creepy, Disturbing and Realistic See more (411 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ryo Ishibashi ... Shigeharu Aoyama

Eihi Shiina ... Asami Yamazaki
Tetsu Sawaki ... Shigehiko Aoyama

Jun Kunimura ... Yasuhisa Yoshikawa
Renji Ishibashi ... Old man in wheelchair

Miyuki Matsuda ... Ryoko Aoyama
Toshie Negishi ... Rie
Ren Ôsugi ... Shimada
Shigeru Saiki ... Toastmaster
Ken Mitsuishi ... Director
Yuriko Hiro'oka ... Michiyo Yanagida
Fumiyo Kohinata ... TV station presenter
Misato Nakamura ... Misuzu Takagi
Yuuto Arima ... Shigehiko as a child
Ayaka Izumi ... Asami as a child
Nattsu Tanabashi ... Hotel front desk
Kimiko Tachibana ... FM announcer
Tatsuo Endô ... Doctor
Koshio Jindôji ... Nurse
Kanji Tsuda ... Bartender
Party ... Gangster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takako Katô
Saori Tachibana
Yayoi Ôtsu

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
Writing credits
Ryû Murakami (novel)

Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)

Produced by
Satoshi Fukushima .... producer
Jun'ichi Shindô .... planner
Akemi Suyama .... producer
Toyoyuki Yokohama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
Production Design by
Tatsuo Ozeki 
 
Costume Design by
Tomoe Kumagai 
 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Takeshi Suzuki .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bunmei Katô .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Masashi Furuya .... sound assistant
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects editor
 
Other crew
Gilles Thompson .... french adaptation
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ôdishon" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/torture and sexuality (cut)
Runtime:
115 min | USA:113 min (R-rated version)
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Trivia:
When the film was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2000 it had a record number of walkouts. At the Swiss premiere someone passed out and needed emergency room attention.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During their weekend getaway, Asami clearly removes all of her clothing then lies in bed and covers with a sheet. She then raises the sheet to expose the wounds on her thigh. The white panties can clearly be seen despite the fact that she just removed them.See more »
Quotes:
Asami Yamazaki:Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Antichrist (2009)See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Creepy, Disturbing and Realistic, 31 May 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama (Tetsu Sawaki) alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimura), who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina). Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami?

"Ôdishon" a.k.a. "Audition" is a great horror movie with a creepy, disturbing and even realistic story but with less violence, weirdness and gore than the usual, for a movie directed by the Japanese director Takashi Miike. The characters are very well developed and the beautiful Eihi Shiina is perfect in the role of Asami. The scene when she says "deeper, deeper, deeper" is scary and remains imprinted in the mind of the viewer. My vote is eight.

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The build up was CREEPY af, then it just fell flat on its face during... MisterSky
Audition is a very provocative brutal film with no message or reason. naak00
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The movie explained [My personal interpretation!] sofiademagalhaes
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