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

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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)
Contact:
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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:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best horror movie in the world! See more (395 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 Ohsugi ... 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
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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
 

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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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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA (cable rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Belgium:KNT | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/16 (orginal rating) | Singapore:R21 (cut) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (cut)

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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:I've never had anyone to talk to. You were the first person to support me. Warmly accepting me, trying to understand me. I'm sorry, but it's hard to forget that.See more »

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139 out of 194 people found the following review useful.
Best horror movie in the world!, 5 August 2004
Author: noisy_mouse from Canada

Movies like Scream, I Know What you Did Last Summer, and their teenage-pheremone-reeking ilk have absolutely no right to call themselves "horror movies" when we have a film like Audition to watch.

This movie starts out very slowly, very sweetly, and builds to a fantastic gruesome climax that you don't see coming. Genuinely scary. I am a huge horror movie affectionado, and I have NEVER in my life watched a movie that made gasp like this one did. I was revolted, I was disturbed, I was scared.

Why is this movie so much better than anything I've seen? Subtlety. This movie makes good use of silence, sound effects and off camera action to SUGGEST instead of SHOW you what's happening. It's much more satisfying to watch a movie with this kind of approach than it is to watch people get stabbed with blood spraying all over the place. This movie follows no classic "horror movie rules". It's completely original.

It's not without its faults, of course. The plot is a little strange, and as the movie progresses on it sometimes gets a little hard to follow. Some would also argue that the beginning is too long and too heavy, but I think this is a perfect and even needed contrast to the crazy goings-on that will unfold.

This is a fabulous movie. Check this out if you'd like to see a REAL scary movie.

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