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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Lancaume ... Nadine (as Karen Bach)
Raffaëla Anderson ... Manu
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
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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

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28 June 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Rape Me  »

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

Quotes

La colocataire: [on Francis] The guy's a fucking pain in the ass!
Nadine: Hey! He's my best friend! Shut your big fucking mouth!
La colocataire: Your best friend. And you know what you are? Your his best *fucking* slave, because anything he wants, you give it to him. He doesn't give a shit about you. Your best friend...
[Nadine violently attacks her]
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Goddamn City
Written and Performed by Seven Hate
With kind permission from Vicious Circle and Kwark Publishing
(P) Pan-Européenne Musique
©2000 Pan-Européenne Musique
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Thelma & Louise for grownups
11 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This was not one of the infamous video nasties, but it is nonetheless a nasty video. The sex is raw and the violence is in-your-face, just like the title, which was translated into "Rape Me" in the US, but is more appropriately "F*ck Me." I noted that it was supposedly banned in it's home country, France, and it was certainly banned in other countries like Australia or heavily cut. Do not think for one moment that it was banned for sex or violence. It was banned because of the depiction of men in the film, not a single one with any redeeming social values. It is a hard film to take because all the men in it are pigs.

It is based upon a novel by Virginie Despentes who, with Coralie wrote and directed this film. This is a women's film about women's rage. If this is the way women really feel when they are p*ssed, then you better be warned.

It open with a rape that leaves nothing to the imagination. There is no doubt about the pain being felt. One of the victims, and another woman who just saw her friend killed, join together in an adventure across France. It becomes more and more violent as they go on. Not cartoonish, like Natural Born Killers, but raw violence; uncaring, unmerciful, and brutal.

The sex is real, but it is like nothing you see in porn films. The sex is driven by the women's needs, it shows the vulnerability of men during orgasm, and the men are discarded like used tissues, if they are not killed, when the women have been satisfied.

They even have a Thelma and Louise plan to die together by jumping off a cliff. Circumstances do not allow that to happen, and the ending is rather abrupt and somewhat lacking.

Men joke about PMS, but if it is anything like the rage depicted by the women who made this film, you better watch out. This rage is nothing to joke about.


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