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Director: Takashi Miike Run Time: 115 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1999 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Miyuki Matsuda, Renji Ishibashi, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

This disturbing Japanese thriller follows Aoyama, a widower who, at the insistence of his son, decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend, Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami, they begin a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami isn’t as reserved as she appears to be, leading to gradually increased tension and a harrowing climax.

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