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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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Complete credited cast:
... Jennifer
Eron Tabor ... Johnny
Richard Pace ... Matthew
Anthony Nichols ... Stanley
Gunter Kleemann ... Andy
Alexis Magnotti ... Attendant's Wife
Tammy Zarchi ... Child
... Child
Traci Ferrante ... Waitress
William Tasgal ... Porter (as Bill Tasgal)
Isaac Agami ... Butcher (as Isac Agami)
Ronit Haviv ... Supermarket Girl
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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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$650,000 (estimated)
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Features the longest rape scene in film history, roughly 25 minutes. See more »

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After firing her gun, Jennifer cocks the hammer again. Her weapon is a semi-automatic pistol and should have the hammer remain cocked after firing. See more »

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Jennifer Hills: You love your kids?
Johnny: Sure I do.
Jennifer Hills: And your wife?
Johnny: She's okay.
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Sola Perduta Abandonnato
from "Manon Lescaut"
by Giacomo Puccini
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The horror of rape is graphically depicted.
8 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is not a fun film. This is not an easy film to watch. But this is certainly not a film without merit. The first half of this film takes the audience through a terrible descent into a hell most of us can only imagine. The horror of rape. And this film treats this subject with a frightening realism. No fancy lighting. No mood music hanging in the background. Simply, the horror of rape. The horror of having one's life violated in the most unspeakably vile manner imaginable. That is the purpose of this film. This film does not want to entertain. It wants to repulse. And it succeeds! This film is as sickening as the rape it depicts. Why make a film like this? One might jump to the conclusion that the film was aimed at the prurient interests of perverts who enjoy viewing the degradation and violation of women. But that is an unfair conclusion. This is a film with a purpose. A message. And this film seems to be carefully designed to send that message loud and clear to every viewer: RAPE IS A TRULY HORRIBLE CRIME! Horrible beyond what most of us could ever imagine.


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