Wed 31 January 9:00pm
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura,Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Presented by The University of Northampton‘s Cult Film Club as part of their Extreme Horror season.
An unconventional thriller, Audition centres around a recently widowed man, Shigeharu Aoyama, who attempts to find himself a new wife by auditioning women for a supposed video production.
Out of the women he sees he falls for the mysterious Asami, an ex-dancer with a secret past. Although he is warned against her, he starts to see her regularly. But when she disappears, his search for her draws him into a violent and sadistic world.
Audition is a stylish psychological exploration into sexual politics which contains some scenes of a genuinely disturbing nature.