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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Day of the Woman (original title)
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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

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The film follows Jennifer, a writer who is working on a new novel and needs to get out of the city to finish it. She rents a riverside cabin in upstate New York to work on her novel, attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals. They catch Jennifer one day and strip her naked for the village idiot (Matthew) and rape her. Jennifer is later attacked and raped a further two times by the four degenerates, and her novel is also destroyed. But Jennifer recovers, and in her now-twisted, psychotic state, she begins to seek revenge on the men. Written by Craig Johnson <sis1488@osiris.sis.port.ac.uk>

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After it was all over... she waited... then she struck back in a way only a woman can! See more »

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22 November 1978 (USA)  »

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$650,000 (estimated)
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All zoom shots were achieved by placing the camera on a shopping cart. See more »

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The bag of groceries that Matthew delivers to Jennifer moves on the meat counter before Matthew picks it up. See more »

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Johnny: [screaming in pain after being castrated by Jennifer] AW, JESUS! JUST TAKE A LOOK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME! OH, GOD! OH! *OH, GO-O-O-O-D!*
[continues screaming and crying in agony as Jennifer walks out of the bathroom and locks the door]
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Sola Perduta Abandonnato
from "Manon Lescaut"
by Giacomo Puccini
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That's what I like in a woman - total submission.
4 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a hard flick to watch. When it was shown in theaters, people walked out after seeing certain scenes. Rape and castration are not everyone's cup of tea.

Revenge flicks are hot right now with The Brave One and Death Sentence. Of course, there is the Death Wish series that defined the genre. I originally saw this film after it came out on VHS. I've seen it many times, but that is a long story. I decided to revisit it after not seeing it for 17 years.

The rape scenes are brutal, especially the one on the rock. The revenge scenes are also harsh, but satisfying in a vengeance sort of way.

Arkansas native Camille Keaton, who is a grand-niece of Buster Keaton, gives a stirring performance as the victim. She even won a Best Actress award at the Catalonian International Film Festival. The rest of the cast only have this one film in their resume.


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