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Baise-moi (2000)

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 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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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In its home country, the film was initially released with a 16 rating, given by a ministerial commission. The rating caused outrage, particularly amongst members of the right-wing Promouvoir religious group, which is strongly associated with the Mouvement National Républicain. Some groups litigated against the classification decision, arguing that the film should be X-rated given its high content of realistic sex and extreme violence, both of which are grounds for X classification in France; the Conseil d'État ruled its classification illegal, removing it from the theater circuit. It was the first film to be banned in France for 28 years. The Conseil later re-classified the film with an X certificate, a category usually reserved for pornographic movies. Minister for Culture Catherine Tasca ended the debate by re-introducing an 18 certificate without the X classification, allowing the film to be re-released in mainstream theatres. See more »

Quotes

Manu: I've thought about taking a jump or burning alive. Self-immolation is pretty pretentious. After we finish in the Vosges, let's do the jump without the bungee.
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Alternate Versions

The Hong Kong version is more heavily cut than UK release. It cuts 2.5 mins of sex and violence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hanging Perverts (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Cash
Performed by Pussy Killer
Written by Delphine Palatsi and Jennifer Cardini
(P) Pan-Européenne Musique
©2000 Pan-Européenne Musique
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a sexual and violent experience....but a very nice one
14 September 2003 | by jeroenberndsen1See all my reviews

Maybe it's because I live in Holland and have a very open mind to sex, drugs and well, maybe not to murder but I was not that shocked.

Of course the rape scene was a bit hard and did not leave much to your imagination, but the rest.... Me and my girlfriend were just entertained by the rest of the movie.

I just read some other 20 user comments and I was in fact shocked by those. Prudish americans and british telling you that it is shocking and garbage and so on. A 5.0 average makes also clear that most of the people are still filled with tabboos.

Big erections and mindless sex.... so what? shooting people up there arse? surely I'd prefer that compared to what happens to the guy that rapes marsellus wallace in Pulp Fiction.

Indeed this was a low budget movie and the camerawork was perhaps of poor quality but it suits the pic. As a student indeed a search for reasons and meaning and I find it hihgly irritating that some people complain about things left unexplained. What are you? Can't you think and maybe even guess for yourselves? Does everything have to be explained?

We both liked it and surely I understand this is not a movie for everyone. I think more of it as an experimental piece of work, seek your own reasons for what they are doing, enjoy this wild ride and if you persist in having a monumentuous storyline, oscar performances and so on, and you are not specifically entertained by x rated sex, lots of blood and the socalled 'holes' in this story then....

Just don't watch this movie!!!!

The backside of the DVD or VHS gives plenty of clues that this is a controversial movie and when you have an open mind and like these kind of movies, i recommend it.

We give it a 7.0


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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

Gross USA:

$420,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$940,944
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Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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