Aoyama, a widower who decides to start dating again, 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 When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami, they begin a relationship.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. [115 min; horror; Japanese with English subtitles]
"The film is a brutal examination of social isolation and malaise, and the gulf that often exists between men and women." — Chuck Bowen, Slant
"A stomach-turning masterpiece." — Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"It gnaws on your mind like a famished larva, and you can fully expect to have a rough time of it later, when you close your eyes and try to sleep." — Marc Pavlov, Austin Chronicle
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