Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training. On the day of the audition, she’s the last person they see. Aoyama is hooked. He notes her number from her file, calls her and takes her to dinner. He hesitates to call again, worried that he’ll seem too eager. When he does, Asami knowingly lets the phone ring for some time before answering. She’s alone in her darkened room – alone, that is, apart from the writhing victim she has tied up in a sack on the floor… –IMDb
A highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker, Takashi MIIKE was born on August 24, 1960 in Yao, Osaka, Japan. Under the guidance of renowned filmmaker Shohei IMAMURA (a two-time Palme d’Or winner at Cannes), Miike graduated from the Yokohama Vocational School of Broadcast and Film.
Miike’s first films were television productions, but he also began directing several high-quality direct-to-video releases. His theatrical debut came in 1995 with Shinjuku Triad Society, and its success gave him the freedom to work on more ambitious projects. One of the most successful Japanese directors currently working, he has also garnered a strong cult following in the West that is growing rapidly as more of his films become available in translated form on DVD.
Some of Miike’s most popular films include Audition, the Dead or Alive trilogy, Ichi the Killer, Gozu, Izo, and Big Bang Love, Juvenile A.
Miike has achieved international notoriety for depicting shocking scenes… read more
Ottimo film,in cui vengono affrontati i temi della solitudine,dell'amore e dell'odio in maniera davvero originale ed insolita.Inizia con una storia come tante per poi confluire in una specie di incubo,perchè c'è un passato difficile da dimenticare che ha lasciato le sue cicatrici nel presente.Miike dirige da par suo,asciutto e radicale,regala immagini indelebili e riesce a dosare il plot alla grande,sino alla fine.4*
Allucinante. Diretto benissimo da un Miike lucido e crudele quanto la trama stessa del film. Inizio che si concede momenti melo' e toni quasi leggeri che poi diventano la storia dedicata al piacere del dolore. Quasi un'ode al masochismo che si trasforma in sadismo. Il finale cade a piombo nella follia violentissima e disturbante, confonde continuamente le carte in tavola ed è pieno di solitudine. Davvero bello.
This movie heavily takes it time with developing the disturbing terror of romance as it takes a quiet and somber look at a man named Aoyama living alone after the death of his wife and wishes he could… read review
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read with attention and you will understand ,if you have already watched this film… read review
Genre – Foreign (Japan), Drama, Horror, Mystery.
MPAA Rating – UR.
Year – 1999.
Running Time – 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Director – Takashi Miike.
Stars… read review