A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife.
The Japanese Horror genre is outstanding, as proved by this feature.
If you don't like subtitled Horror then stop reading now, although I must warn you you'll be missing out on something truly great. This film can have the impact to change your stance on foreign Horror, which is definitely is a good thing.
Though I feel the need to warn you that after seeing this film you'll never be the same again, it's highly disturbing, so much so that When the film was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2000 it had a record number of walkouts and at the Swiss premiere someone needed emergency room attention.
Director Takashi Mikes name carries a reputation, one that he has earned the right to have and this film is a great example of why he has such an influence. Personally, this is my favourite film of his.
The film has an ambience that left me in awe and it seems to be something we only see in Japanese Horror, it's a shame that the film is getting an English language remake. I just don't see how they'll be able to do this justice, so make sure you see this first.
"Audition" is a radical film in the sense of it will blow your mind wide open, be sure you make sure you watch this.
If you want to see the "Audition" trailer then just click on the video below: