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Audition ()

Ôdishon (original title)
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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.

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Shigeharu Aoyama
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Asami Yamazaki
Tetsu Sawaki ...
Shigehiko Aoyama
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Yasuhisa Yoshikawa
Renji Ishibashi ...
Old man in wheelchair
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Ryoko Aoyama
Toshie Negishi ...
Rie
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Shimada (as Ren Ôsugi)
Shigeru Saiki ...
Toastmaster
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Director
Yuriko Hirooka ...
Michiyo Yanagida
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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
Sugimura Yoko ...
Auditioning Actress
Yayoi Ôtsu

Directed by

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Takashi Miike

Written by

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Ryû Murakami ... (novel)
 
Daisuke Tengan ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Satoshi Fukushima ... producer
Jun'ichi Shindô ... planner
Akemi Suyama ... producer
Toyoyuki Yokohama ... executive producer

Music by

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Kôji Endô

Cinematography by

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Hideo Yamamoto

Film Editing by

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Yasushi Shimamura

Production Design by

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Tatsuo Ozeki

Costume Design by

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Tomoe Kumagai

Makeup Department

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Yûichi Matsui ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Takeshi Suzuki ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bunmei Katô ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Masashi Furuya ... sound assistant
Kenji Shibasaki ... sound effects editor

Other crew

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Gilles Thompson ... french adaptation

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, 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. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Oodishon (Japan)
  • Audition (United States)
  • Audition (World-wide, English title)
  • Audition (United Kingdom)
  • Audition (France)
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  • 115 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Described by Quentin Tarantino as a "true masterpiece if ever there was one," in a video discussing his favorite films released between 1992 and 2009. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Part V: 20-1 (2004). See more »
Quotes Asami Yamazaki: Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!
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