Audition (Ôdishon)

1999

Audition (Ôdishon)

Critics Consensus

An audacious, unsettling Japanese horror film from director Takashi Miike, Audition entertains as both a grisly shocker and a psychological drama.

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80%

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Controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike creates this unnerving horror film about a widowed TV producer auditioning prospective wives. In his search, one candidate particularly stands out, a lovely ex-ballerina dressed in white. The widower cannot believe his good fortune, until he starts looking more closely at his potential bride-to-be: her autobiographical details don't quite check out, she has a number of ugly scars on her legs, and he learns that people in her life have a habit of disappearing. When he discovers a man trussed up in her living room with his tongue and feet lopped off, he concludes that she is perhaps not the woman of his dreams. Audition was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

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  • Apr 06, 2015
    Audition is really good in the fact that it features strong performances that are effective against one another like a strong ensemble and it also coins an original and intuitively disturbing story of vaguely feminist revenge/torture pornography. Audition isn't dissimilar to films such as Hostel or Martyrs in that they're enjoyable yet ultimately disgusting. Not one to watch with your parents either.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2013
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  • Oct 18, 2013
    Audition is a disturbing tale of a man's quest to find the perfect wife. Shigeharu is a widower who staged an audition for an actress to star in a film, but the real purpose was to find a potential wife. Asami stood out from the rest, though she had a troubled past, Shigeharu did not care. He began to discover that people in Asami's life all disappeared, the deeper he investigated, the closer he comes to learn who Asami really is. Audtition has a twisted nature in itself, it's part romance, part horror and part comedy, though it included surrealism that was somewhat confusing. The lack of score made the film extra eerie, the last 20 minutes of the film will leave you speechless. Audition is definitely not a film for everyone, proceed with caution.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2013
    Really just an average film riddled with choppy directing and editing; a far cry from a homogenous and cogent film. Its upsides are the reason you've even heard of this film.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer

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