outrageous director of "AUDITION" and
"ICHI THE KILLER".
'V-Cinema' (Direct to Video) boom of the early 90s
was to be his break into directing his own films,
as newly formed companies hired cheap young film
makers to crank out low budget action movies. Miike's
first theatrically distributed film was the 1995
'Shinjuku Triad Society', and from then on he alternated
V-Cinema films with higher budgeted pictures. His
international breakthrough came with 1999's 'Audition'
and Miike has an ever expanding cult following in
the west. A notoriously prolific director Miike
has directed (at time of writing) 60+ films in his
13 years as director, known for their explicit and
taboo representations of violence and sex in films.
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