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Donkey Punch (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  18 July 2008 (UK)
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Things go drastically wrong for a group of British holidaymakers in Spain.

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After meeting at a nightclub in a Mediterranean resort, seven young adults decide to continue partying aboard a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean. But when one of them dies in a freak accident, the others argue about what to do, which leads to a ruthless fight for survival. Written by Anonymous

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This party is going overboard


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Rated R for a scene of strong sexual content involving an aberrant violent act, graphic nudity, violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

£900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,744 (USA) (23 January 2009)

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$18,378 (USA) (13 February 2009)
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The opening scene in which the girls hop from bar to bar is clearly shot in Cape Town, South Africa, along Camps Bay promenade. The first bar is Café Caprice and the second is The Grand (previously Opium on the Beach). The beach on which they are sitting when they first meet the boys is on the Atlantic Sea Board as well. See more »

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When Tammi sets off the flare at the end of the film she aims it behind her and to the right. When the flare goes off the shadow cast is from the front and the left. See more »

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Twin Home
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Decadence and Deception
12 July 2009 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The vacation that descends into hell often seems to do so in ways that were unavoidable, like like the unfortunate backpackers in "Hostel" had no real way of knowing the horror that awaits them. It is also a way to garner sympathy for the protagonist, they are not stupid just deceived and therefore a victim. That is not so in "Donkey Punch" where it is the main characters that do almost everything possible to ensure trouble, then one of them actually does and makes the conscious decision to execute perverse sexual act that results in all the things that they all didn't want.

The difference is more subtle than it seems, but it is a key difference... there is "bad place" and the trouble one makes is only through their own stupidity. Then they have to pay for it. While the title may sound sensationalist and exploitative, the film is really not just that; there is graphic sex including the infamous donkey punch show right on screen as well as some very lurid violence. However, the portrayal of it all doesn't focus on this sensationalism, but uses it to show the film's underlying theme of how a web of lies eventually spins out of control leaving no one safe and everyone pitted against everyone else. It is that well developed psychological element that makes "Donkey Punch" more than just worth a watch. The initially happy and charming characters turn really ugly and even downright repulsive by the end. They are not victims of external force, but of their own actions. This then begs the question: were they were like that from the start? --- 8/10

BsCDb Classification: 16+ --- sexual content, violence


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