Audition (1999) [Photo not included due to spoiler.]
Directed by Takashi Miike
Written by Daisuke Tengan, Ryu Murakami (book)
Starring Ryo Ishibashi, Ehi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki
seven years after his wife dies, a man decides to start looking for another wife. his friend, who is in television, comes up with the smarmy idea of creating a fake movie for women to audition for. enter chicky poo who seemingly is the perfect match. da, da, DA!
I don't envy my woman writing the synopsis on this one because it's hard to know what to say without giving important things away. And with that in mind if you do choose to watch this move I advise you to skip the director's and star's introductions because they were the worst part of this experience for me.
The ascent to the precipice is barely noticeable at first but the path becomes more difficult to climb at exactly the right time. To the last frame it was difficult to predict what would come next. It was also difficult to process what had just occured. Dark production and skillful yet unpretentious cameras helped the actors to bring their characters to life. Facial expressions conveyed volumes.
This movie is not easy to watch, so if you're faint of heart I advise you to steer clear. But if you think you can handle it then you should.
this movie was very subtly disturbing. there was not much gore, but fucked up situations, and sound effects were pretty skin crawling. and the way the torture goes down is done really well. the way the actress speaks, and what is done....gagagaga. my muscles twitch just thinking about it. the best part about this movie to me is the simple fact that there is really no motive behind what this chick does. she just crazy. the guy, despite going about it in a sketchy way had good intentions toward this girl.
the ending was a little hard to grasp because there were so many visions and hallucinations you couldn't tell what was real. like that kids in the hall sketch with the pear......but i think that was the point. and it all does makes sense at the end. it isn't just weird vision ending. good movie.