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Audition, 1999

Audition
Directed by: Takashi Miike
Written by: Daisuke Tengan
Language:  Japanese
Country:  South Korea, Japan
Runtime:  115 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Audition is disturbing, bleak, and tense. The plot centers around a femme fatale, a dangerous attraction, and a psychopath. It is a foreign, thriller, and horror movie. Stylistically, Audition is surreal and is gory. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is Japan. Audition happens in the 1990s. It is based on a book. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that Audition includes brief nudity and strong violent content.

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Audition (1999)

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Audition is an art-house cult horror film that will be talked about for a long time to come. Ryo Ishibashi... more

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Language: Japanese
Country: South Korea, Japan
Release date: 3 March 2000
Runtime: 115 min

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Ryo Ishibashi Ryo Ishibashi As Shigeharu Aoyama
Eihi Shiina Eihi Shiina As Asami Yamazaki
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Creates an atmosphere of frenzy that is both powerful and unforgettable, providing neither solace nor comfort.
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The New York Times
The picture is about victims -- but it's also a great, sick rush with a kicker on the level of "The Vanishing."
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Audition is maybe the most famous Japanese film after Ringu and Ju-on: the Grudge. It's also probably Takashi Miike's least gory film, but also one of the most memorable. Audition is all about the slow (VERY slow) build up of tension. Through the...
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09.January.2011 |  by: Kate
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What started out as a very sweet, sad film about a man who loses his wife and searches for a new potential mate turns into a sick story about a young woman and the demons of her past. Really, it's like two movies. It feels like Takashi Miike hired...
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