Welcome to one of the most impactful and gut-wrenching J-horror films ever made. Movie producer Shigeharu is looking for a new wife. Instead of going the usual route, he decides to hold “auditions” for a movie that doesn’t exist. Soon, Shigeharu becomes enchanted with Asami, a woman who is responsive to his charms. But things aren’t what they seem. With this movie, director Takashi Miike (ICHI THE KILLER) delivered a nerve-shredding exploration of male fears and the stereotype of submissive Japanese women that shocked audiences worldwide. With its white-knuckle finale and ingenious slow-burn build-up, AUDITION is responsible for creating a fresh new wave of Japanese horror that resonates to this day.
Content warning: This movie contains scenes of intense violence, brief scenes of physical child abuse, and themes involving sexual abuse.