三池崇史 MIIKE Takashi
日本 Japan | 1999 | DCP | Colour | 115min
Recent widower Shigeharu is advised to find a new wife. Having been out of the dating scene for years, he seeks the advice of a colleague. Taking advantage of their position at a film company, they stage an audition. During the interview, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, quiet and immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as Asami isn’t what she seems to be...
MIIKE Takashi is an outstanding Japanese filmmaker, directing over 100 theatrical video and television productions. His films range from violent and bizarre to dramatic and family-friendly. In 2014, he was awarded the Maverick Director Award at the Rome Film Festival.
2000 鹿特丹影展費比西影評人獎 Fipresci Prize, IFF Rotterdam I