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Rape Me (2000)
"Baise-moi" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  28 June 2000 (France)
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Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Lancaume ...
Nadine (as Karen Bach)
Raffaëla Anderson ...
Céline Beugnot ...
La blonde au billard
Adama Niane ...
Le garçon au billard
Christophe Claudy Landry ...
Le mec au comptoir
Tewfik Saad ...
Le serveur bar
Delphine McCarty ...
La colocataire (as Delphine Mc Carty)
Ouassini Embarek ...
Radouan
Patrick Kodjo Topou ...
Wanted (as Patrick-Kodjo Topou)
Simon Nahoum ...
Su copain
Karim Chala ...
Su copain
Lisa Marshall ...
La copine de Manu
Hacène Beddrouh ...
La frère de Manu
Patrick Eudeline ...
Francis
Ian Scott ...
Mec 1 viol
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Manu and Nadine lose their last tenuous relationship with main-stream society when Manu gets raped and Nadine sees her only friend being shot. After a chance encounter, they embark on an explosive journey of sex and murder. Perhaps as a revenge against men, perhaps as a revolt against bourgeois society, but certainly in a negation - almost joyful in its senseless violence - of all the codes of a society which has excluded, raped and humiliated them. Controversial for its violence and real sex scenes: a vividly nihilist road movie set in France. Written by H. G. Ziche <hgz@ehess.fr>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Opening Weekend:

$11,199 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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ESP 16,910,722 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Banned in Australia. It was initially released to a select audience, but the federal government used police to shut down the screenings. See more »

Quotes

Manu's friend: [after Manu and her friend are brutally raped]
[crying]
Manu's friend: How could you? How could you have let them do that to you? How could you do that?
Manu: It's nothing to what they could have done. At least we're still alive.
Manu's friend: How could you... how could you say that?
Manu: I can say it because I don't give a flying fuck about their faggot dicks anyway! I've taken others inside me, so fuck them! It's like if you park a car in the middle of the city, you don't leave your treasures inside if you can't stop people from ...
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From Cause
Written and Performed by Wei Ji
(P) Pan-Européenne Musique
©2000 Pan-Européenne Musique
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It's got nobs in and I don't mean rich people
15 April 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Baise-moi is the second example of the recent French Graphic Rape Wave of cinema. Like a skanky French Natural Born Killers but without the talent, irony or indeed entertainment, the heavy-handed symbolism and maddening acting should have you turning off after the first 40 minutes. You continue to watch however, mainly though a fascination as to how far the director is willing to push the boundaries of good taste in order to convince us of his point. Something to do with society raping people and by-products of the system, a reflection of the perversity at the root of civilisation, monkeys with guns and Girl Power.

Joining the sensational release of Irreversible, with its centrepiece a nine minute rape scene, it could look to some that modern French cinema had found itself in a quandary, desperately seeking its next big theme in the rapidly thinning file of the last taboos. Thankfully, L'Homme du train dispelled those fears,at least for now. And maybe just two films don't make a wave, perhaps just a ripple.

However, nothing changes the fact that when the closing credits finally arrived, I was angry. Because it was rubbish. Not a patch on the glory of La Haine which dealt with a similar rage, but with far more heart and intelligence. Baise-Moi also has the worst soundtrack ever. I've got to stop wasting my life watching all these terrible films.


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