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Audition 18 rating

Takashi Miike burst to international prominence with this deeply disturbing tale of a deadly young woman who turns the tables on her middle-aged suitor.

Horror 1999 115 mins

Director: Takashi Miike



Shigharu agrees with his son: it’s time to find a new wife. The widower decides to 'audition' candidates and soon becomes enchanted by Asami, a 24-year-old woman responsive to his charms. Of course, she is not what she seems…

A central title in the explosion of J-Horror at the beginning of the millennium, Audition was also one of the first films from prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike to earn wide international distribution. It remains a chilling experience that will change the way you look at cheese-wire forevermore.