Takashi Miike's nerve-shredding exploration of male fears and the stereotype of submissive Japanese women
One of the most infamous, impactful, and gut-wrenching Japanese horror films ever made, Takashi Miike’s AUDITION is a nerve-shredding exploration of male fears and the stereotype of submissive Japanese women.
Recent widower (and movie producer) Shigeharu Aoyama is looking for a new wife. But instead of going the usual route, he decides to hold “auditions” for a movie that doesn’t exist. Shigeharu quickly becomes enchanted with Asami, a spooky twenty-something who is responsive to his charms. But things aren’t what they seem.
AUDITION was the turn-of-the-millenium flash point that signaled the talent of Miike (ICHI THE KILLER, 13 ASSASSINS). Shocking audiences worldwide with its white-knuckle finale and ingenious slow-burn build-up, AUDITION was responsible for creating a fresh new wave of Asian horror.
Content warning: This movie contains scenes of intense physical abuse and brief scenes of physical child abuse.