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Vitagraph aces Japan ‘Audition’

Pic won two prizes at Rotterdam Film Fest

U.S. rights for “Audition,” the new pic from Japanese helmer Takashi Miike, has been picked up by Vitagraph Films, the distribution arm of the American Cinematheque.

The deal was inked after the import grossed $29,000 in its first week at Gotham’s Film Forum. Winner of two critics prizes at the 2000 Rotterdam Film Festival, the psychological thriller tells the story of a shy middle-aged widower who gets more than he bargained for after organizing a phony film audition in the hopes of finding a new wife.

Pic will open on two screens in New York on Aug. 24 followed by engagements in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Recent Vitagraph acquisitions include the re-release of Franc Roddam’s 1979 cult hit “Quadrophenia.”

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