Movies Directed by Takashi Miike (in alphabetical order)

Audition

Audition

It's hard to talk about this film without revealing its big "twist", ala the sudden change of direction that Hitchcock's Psycho was so famous for, but I'll try to be discreet. For its first third, Audition plays like a dry romantic comedy, as a lonely widower (Ryo Ishibashi), goaded by his teenage son to find a new woman seven years… read more!

Gozu

Gozu

Another ridiculously weird comic/gross-out movie from the fevered mind of Japan's most prolific - and most notorious - filmmaker, Takashi Miike. One of his five(!) credited films from 2003, this is probably the only one which will see a release in the US. Whether this is because it's the strangest or the least strange, I don't know, and won't unless… read more!

The Happiness of the Katakuris

The Happiness of the Katakuris

More crazed output from the fevered mind of Japanese auteur Miike, who directs literally half a dozen features each year. Usually known for his ultraviolent yazuka and horror movies, in which people have a tendency to explode, Miike put himself on the art house map recently with his austere ick-fest Audition, which at least has opened the doors to more… read more!