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Audition (Ôdishon) (1999)

Audition
7.2 Rating
(594 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Ryo Ishibashi

Ryo Ishibashi

Shigeharu Aoyama
Eihi Shiina

Eihi Shiina

Asami Yamazaki
Tetsu Sawaki

Tetsu Sawaki

Shigehiko Aoyama
Jun Kunimura

Jun Kunimura

Yasuhisa Yoshikawa
Renji Ishibashi

Renji Ishibashi

Old man in wheelchair
Miyuki Matsuda

Miyuki Matsuda

Ryoko Aoyama
Ren Osugi

Ren Osugi

Shimada


Written by
Ryu Murakami

Ryu Murakami

(novel)
Daisuke Tengan

Daisuke Tengan

(screenplay)


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This movie is sick!!!!Yet, in a good way

6 years, 9 months ago at Oct 28 15:03
1 vote
This movie started my hunger for Asian horror, not only was it disturbing, but it allowed me to watch something that was totally different from the Hollywood movies. I highly recommend this movie, but its not for the faint of heart.

The most horrible movie ever

3 years, 10 months ago at Sep 7 11:49
1 vote
I have seen more than 3500 movies in my life so far and this is easily the most horrible one. I won't describe what happened but it is just terrible. Compared to this, 'Saw' or 'Hostel' are like Disney movies. i must say that the beginning is rather slow and innocent but it makes the shocking ending even more effective. In my opinion, it is not only horrible but it has also a fascinating story and... read more

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2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 15 19:00
1 vote
Ha! Ha! It makes me laugh just thinking about it. Very slow paced gentle comedy at the beginning. The jarring notes are well introduced. Introduction to Japanese women.
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A middle aged widower is urged by his teenage son and film producer friend to start dating again. They devise a plan to hold a phony film audition to meet new women. The widower falls for a beautiful ballerina with a suspicious past and their courtship veers from polite romance to psycho-nightmare!
Release date: 3 March 2000
UPC: 634991122221
Horror (35), Japanese (26), Torture (24), Japan (19), Asian (13), 1990s (12), Audition (11), 1999 (11), Murder (10), Thriller (10), Vomit (9), Sack (7), Drama (7), Mutilation (6), (6), Revenge (6), Asian Horror (5), Needle (5), Mystery (4), Widower (3)
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