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“A diabolically adroit piece of filmmaking that goes even further than the excruciatingly macabre Dario Argento.” – Los Angeles Times

In his search for a new wife, a widowed TV producer stages a dating service to screen women and finds one who isn’t quite as perfect as her audition.

“Debatably the most notable film from Japanese director Takashi Miike, _Audition_ (1999) is a horrific trip into the outgrowths of grief and abuse.  Widow Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) searches for a new wife by holding auditions for a sham movie.  His scheme attracts Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina), a young woman with an obscure past.  Aoyama soon becomes enamored with Asami, but his casting process proves wiredrawn as their relationship unfolds.

I chose Audition for my staff pick because I am a sucker for a slow-burn!” –Staff Pick by Noah, Usher

Screening as part of our series Staff Picks Summer 2023-Winter 2024.

  • Country Japan, South Korea
  • Language Japanese with English Subtitles
  • Year 1999
  • Running Time 115 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor AGFA
  • Director Takashi Miike
  • Cast Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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