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Audition - Cult Classic Collective

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  • Thu 16 Dec
  • 115 minutes
  • Director: Takashi Miike
  • Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Negishi, Ren Osugi
  • Japan (1999)

Synopsis

Our monthly screening with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with Takashi Miike's adaptation of Ryū Murakami AUDITION. The screening will be introduced by Nick and will be followed by a salon discussion upstairs at the bar where you will have a chance to discuss thef ilm with fellow fans and first-time viewers!


This disturbing Japanese thriller follows Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a widower who decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend (Jun Kunimura), Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), they begin a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami isn't as reserved as she appears to be, leading to gradually increased tension and a harrowing climax.