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Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.

  1. Daisuke Tengan


  2. Ryû Murakami


  3. Takashi Miike


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ryo Ishibashi

    Ryo Ishibashi

    Shigeharu Aoyama

  2. Eihi Shiina

    Eihi Shiina

    Asami Yamazaki

  3. Jun Kunimura

    Jun Kunimura

    Yasuhisa Yoshikawa

  4. Tetsu Sawaki

    Tetsu Sawaki

    Shigehiko Aoyama

  5. Renji Ishibashi

    Renji Ishibashi

    Old man in wheelchair

  6. Miyuki Matsuda

    Miyuki Matsuda

    Ryoko Aoyama

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Original Title オーディション

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • August 8, 2001
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

You'll only love me. Wont you?

As the film lovers of the Western World clamoured for more Asian horror, along came Ôdishon (Audition), a one of a kind sort of pic. Its positive reputation is well deserved, though what negative press exists is certainly understandable.

Run time runs close to two hours, and for ninety minutes of that time the film trundles along at a sedate pace. Director Takashi Miike is exploring the key characters, deftly providing an overlay of grief management, loneliness, sadness and even cruelty.

There's a deliberately hallucinatory vibe to the narrative, with man... read the rest.

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