Audition

Chimera (1999)
Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Foreign
Japan | Japanese | Color | 1h 55min

Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.


Cast View all

Ryo Ishibashi Shigeharu Aoyama
Eihi Shiina Asami Yamazaki
Tetsu Sawaki Shigehiko Aoyama
Jun Kunimura Yasuhisa Yoshikawa
Renji Ishibashi Old man in wheelchair
Miyuki Matsuda Ryoko Aoyama
Toshie Negishi Rie
Ren Osugi Shimada
Shigeru Saiki Toastmaster
Ken Mitsuishi Director
Yuriko Hirooka Michiyo Yanagida
Fumiyo Kohinata TV station presenter
Misato Nakamura Misuzu Takagi
Yuuto Arima Shigehiko as a child
Ayaka Izumi Asami as a child
Nattsu Tanabashi Hotel front desk
Kimiko Tachibana FM announcer
Tatsuo Endô Doctor
Koshio Jindôji Nurse
Kanji Tsuda Bartender
Party Gangster
Takako Kato
Saori Tachibana
Sugimura Yoko Auditioning Actress
Yayoi Ôtsu

Crew View all

Director Takashi Miike
Writer Ryu Murakami, Daisuke Tengan
Producer Satoshi Fukushima, Akemi Suyama, Toyoyuki Yokohama, Jun'ichi Shindô
Photography Hideo Yamamoto
Musician Koji Endo

Editions

Barcode Format Region Released Edition
826663115758 Blu-ray 1 Oct 06, 2009 2-Disc Collector's Edition
760137220282 Blu-ray 1 Feb 12, 2019
5027035013763 Blu-ray 2, B Limited Edition SteelBook™
5027035013770 Blu-ray B Feb 29, 2016 Special
4260017065614 Blu-ray
6415018613007 Blu-ray
031398178972 DVD 1 Aug 23, 2005 Uncut Special Edition
634991122221 DVD 1 Jun 04, 2002 Unrated Director's Cut
5023965334022 DVD 1 Sep 24, 2001
826663116960 DVD 1 Oct 06, 2009
4026621350887 DVD 2 Feb 01, 2002
3259119678823 DVD 2 Apr 2007
9789058490513 DVD 2 Dec 24, 2001
5425019004408 DVD 2 Jan 25, 2011
5414218902271 DVD 2
9330080001323 DVD 4
5023965348722 DVD Free Jun 28, 2004 Collector's Edition
057373169131 DVD Jan 23, 2007 Uncut Special Edition
634991118125 DVD
7611372250097 DVD
031398193081 DVD
8421466528495 DVD
5037899022580 DVD
4260017064525 DVD
826663115727 DVD
8421466526101 DVD
4260017061487 DVD
876543224681 DVD
5027035014128 DVD
8032700992882 DVD
7798057267943 DVD
031728177972 DVD
634991122238 VHS
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