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Rape Me (2000)

Baise-moi (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 28 June 2000 (France)
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.

Directors:

Virginie Despentes, Coralie (co-director) (as Coralie Trinh Thi)

Writers:

Virginie Despentes (screenplay), Coralie (screenplay) (as Coralie Trinh Thi) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Lancaume ... Nadine (as Karen Bach)
Raffaëla Anderson ... Manu
Céline Beugnot Céline Beugnot ... La blonde au billard
Adama Niane Adama Niane ... Le garçon au billard
Christophe Claudy Landry Christophe Claudy Landry ... Le mec au comptoir
Tewfik Saad Tewfik Saad ... Le serveur bar
Delphine McCarty Delphine McCarty ... La colocataire (as Delphine Mc Carty)
Ouassini Embarek Ouassini Embarek ... Radouan
Patrick Kodjo Topou Patrick Kodjo Topou ... Wanted (as Patrick-Kodjo Topou)
Simon Nahoum Simon Nahoum ... Su copain
Karim Chala Karim Chala ... Su copain
Lisa Marshall Lisa Marshall ... La copine de Manu
Hacène Beddrouh Hacène Beddrouh ... La frère de Manu
Patrick Eudeline Patrick Eudeline ... Francis
Ian Scott ... Mec 1 viol
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 June 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Rape Me See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,199, 29 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,793, 29 April 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The stars and a director are adult film stars. See more »

Quotes

Nadine: [after the two women murder a man] Fuck, we're useless. Where are the witty lines?
Manu: We've got the moves, that's something. We're not that bad, I think.
Nadine: Noooo. I mean, people are dying. The dialogue has to be up to it. Good and crucial, like!
Manu: We can't write it in advance.
Nadine: You're right... That's totally unethical. Let's grab some drink.
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Alternate Versions

Although rated 18, the UK theatrical release was cut by 10 seconds by the BBFC, removing a shot of sexual penetration during an early rape sequence. In addition to the cuts to the theatrical release, the UK DVD also cut out an additional 2 seconds. This occurs when a man gets a gun stuck up his anus. In 2013, all previous cuts were waived by the BBFC for the DVD release distributed by Arrow Film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Happy Event (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Belly
Written and Performed by Wei Ji
(P) Pan-Européenne Musique
©2000 Pan-Européenne Musique
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User Reviews

If you want a good film watch"Thelma & Louise, if you want good porn watch "Deep Throat"
15 April 2003 | by jasonspoonerSee all my reviews

This is a fairly mediocre porn film dressed up as art. Extremely violent, and border line hardcore. Stanley Kubrick talked for years about wanting to make a porn film for mainstream audiences, but I doubt even he could have got this past the censors.

The plot(which has been likened to Thelma and Louise) concerns two french girls who go on a sex and murder spree after falling foul of a couple of degenerates. They are fairly indiscriminate with thier victims, both male and female. The film basically moves from one set piece to another; sex-murder, sex-murder, and thats it.

I know people will say i`m missing the point, that it`s about female empowerment, but I would have thought you could tell that story more effectivly if the film had less T+A. I don`t want to sound xenaphobic, but I wonder if this film would have got past the censor, if it had starred someone such as Tabitha Cash, rather then being a franch "art film"


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