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Raw (2016)

Grave (original title)
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A young woman, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

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Julia Ducournau

Writers:

Julia Ducournau (dialogue), Julia Ducournau (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garance Marillier ... Justine
Ella Rumpf ... Alexia
Rabah Nait Oufella ... Adrien
Laurent Lucas ... Le père
Joana Preiss ... La mère
Bouli Lanners ... Le routier
Marion Vernoux Marion Vernoux ... L'Infirmière
Thomas Mustin ... Chef du BDE
Marouan Iddoub Marouan Iddoub ... Bizut réfectoire
Jean-Louis Sbille ... Professeur évaluations
Benjamin Boutboul Benjamin Boutboul ... Vétéran cagoulé
Virgil Leclaire Virgil Leclaire ... Bizut couloir / Foot / Fin Coryphée
Anna Solomin Anna Solomin ... Vétérane couloir
Sophie Breyer ... Bizute réfectoire
Danel Utegenova Danel Utegenova ... Bizute toilettes
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Raised as a rigorous vegetarian, doe-eyed freshman, Justine, is sent off to the reputable Saint-Exupéry Veterinary school, where the black sheep of the family, her big sister, Alexia, is already studying. There, as she leaves the familial shelter, Justine abruptly moves into a mad new world of strange school traditions and vicious initiation tests, and before long, she will have to chew over her unshakable herbivorous beliefs. More and more, as Justine is descending deep into her uncharted animalistic tendencies, an unprecedented and equally unquenched craving for raw meat will replace her repulsion, transforming her into something she would have never expected. But, now that Justine's corporeal awakening is finally complete, is there a point denying her hunger? Written by Nick Riganas

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Sisters bound by love, torn by flesh! See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for aberrant behavior, bloody and grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use/partying | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At a screening at Gothenburg Film Festival, several attendants in the audience fainted and vomited. Over 30 people left the cinema prematurely and they had to take a break in the middle of the movie due to all the turmoil. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when Justine's dad show her his scars in his chest and Justine acts all surprised, ¿Hasn't Justine ever seen his father without a shirt on? ¿Has she never gone to the beach or to the pool with her father? It's very weird. See more »

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Le père: Your mum was tough at first. Kept saying I was her best friend at school. It drove me nuts! It's not like she had a boyfriend. Just me. And then we had our first kiss. And I understood...
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Giddy stratospheres
Written by Emma Chaplin, Mark Turvey, Dorian Cox, Kate Jackson, Reenie Hollis
Performed by The Long Blondes
© Copyright Control
(p) 2007 Rough Trade Records Limited
Taken from the album 'Someone To Drive You Home'
Licensed Courtesy of Rough Trade Records Limited
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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Surprisingly Tasteful...Pun Intended
29 June 2017 | by ryanpersaud-59415See all my reviews

I heard the hype. How this film was "so horrific" that people left midway through the film after being so repulsed, they were physically ill. I went in with the - negative - expectation that this was going to be a gore fest. SPOILER: it's not. What we have here is a particularly grisly, but effective coming of age story, a genre the French have a penchant for. For a film about cannibalism, it's surprisingly subtle and is generally a slow burn that builds tension well. I found the performances uniformly strong, especially from Garance Millier. Her transformation from shy and socially awkward to animalistic and unhinged is a joy to watch. The atmosphere is well developed, especially those incredibly effective party scenes that perfectly capture what it's like at a wild college party. And I have to say, for such a twisted film, it's surprisingly sexy. Again, thank the French.

No, it's not for the faint of heart and yes, some of the imagery is quite brutal. It could've have fleshed out - heh - some of the relationships between certain characters better, but overall, I'd recommend this to people with open minds and strong stomachs.


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

15 March 2017 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,825, 12 March 2017

Gross USA:

$514,870

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,096,815
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2.35 : 1
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