Audition (1999)



AKA: Odishon
Year: 1999
Directed by: Takashi Miike
Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina
Country: Japan, Asian Cinema
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 01:55:35
Genres: Old-Young, Rape/Sexual Violence against Men, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Serial Killers, Torture

Plot – Spoilers:
Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) is a widower who is getting old and feeling the effects of loneliness as his teenage son appears to be moving on with his life. He confides in his friend Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimura) who is well known in the film industry. Yoshikawa arranges a bizarre audition wherein young beautiful women are called up ostensibly for a movie part, but the actual purpose of the audition is to find Aoyama a life partner. Aoyama goes along with the plan and is soon smitten by a very graceful and submissive looking Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina).

Yoshikawa is a bit suspicious of her because her references don’t appear to check out, but by now, Aoyama is too far gone in his love for the mysterious Asami. What he finds in Asami to his horrid surprise is a twisted maniacal psychopath who grew up experiencing brutality and sadism as a child and who has now morphed into a serial killer of men with an extremely sadistic penchant for torture that she has honed across her many killings.

Favorite scenes:
During the Auditions, when Aoyama first catches a glimpse of Asami, she has her back to him in a crowded room and yet soemthing about the scene conveys her poise and grace that has Aoyama absolutely smitten.

The pathetic man squirming around in the sack. He has lost all sense and dignity of a human being and has debased into an animal that only craves for survival and nourishment.

Obviously the torture scenes. They come as such a stark and shocking contrast to all the feminine grace and poise exhibited by Asami until then. Especially when she injects Aoyama with a drug that paralyzes him but leaves with the sensation of pain – brutal.

11 thoughts on “Audition (1999)

  • November 24, 2018 at 8:28 am
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    This movie helped me find this website so, thanks! It starts with a very slow and winding build up and eventually ends in the iconic and chaotic last couple of minutes. I can tell this movie has a lot of symbology and replay value, but my socks were not completely blown off on my first viewing. It is still an excellent movie and a must watch, just the first impression didn’t have me starstruck.

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        • October 19, 2019 at 10:38 am
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          Thanks for uploading this movie with subtitle

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    • March 26, 2019 at 8:29 am
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  • January 7, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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  • July 22, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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  • July 24, 2019 at 6:03 am
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  • October 27, 2019 at 11:58 am
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    Sad movie where nobody wins. He genuinely loves this girl for her mature outlook on life but she’s too caught up in revenge to see his true intentions.

    Might have been more intriguing if the son never came home to stop her and right on his last breath Aoyama says “Asami, I loved you.” It could open the possibility for a redemption story. Still a good watch though.

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