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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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, All Movie Guide

Cast

  • Ryo Ishibashi
  • Eihi Shiina
  • Tetsu Sawaki
  • Jun Kunimura
  • Renji Ishibashi
  • Miyuki Matsuda
  • Toshie Negishi
  • Ren Osugi
  • Shigeru Saiki
  • Ken Mitsuishi

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • When the film was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2000, it had a record number of walkouts. At the Swiss premiere, someone passed out and needed emergency room attention.
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Goofs

  • During their weekend getaway, Asami clearly removes all of her clothing then lies in bed and covers with a sheet. She then raises the sheet to expose the wounds on her thigh. The white panties can clearly be seen despite the fact that she just removed them.
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Quotes

    • Asami Yamazaki: Words create lies. Pain can be trusted.
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Metacritic

88

The faint of heart might want to leave early. If you elect to stay, remember: You were warned.

Metacritic review by V.A. Musetto
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
88

The images here are graphic and disturbing. But Miike somehow manages to stop just short of disgusting.

Metacritic review by Chris Kaltenbach
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun