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Raw (2016)

Grave (original title)
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An innocent teenager, 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

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 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 Sophie Breyer ... Bizute réfectoire
Danel Utegenova Danel Utegenova ... Bizute toilettes
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Storyline

Justine is a first-year veterinary student. Her elder sister is studying the same course at the university. Justine was raised a strict vegetarian but, as part of the hazing rituals, is forced to eat meat. Initially this has adverse effects but she soon develops a craving for meat...particularly human flesh. Written by grantss

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She Craves Meat. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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

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France | Belgium | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 March 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Freaking See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,825, 12 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$508,425, 28 April 2017
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Alexia: Shit.
Justine: What? Tell me.
Alexia: Odd.
Justine: It's stuck?
Alexia: I don't know.
Justine: What's Plan B?
Alexia: This is weird. Wait.
[pause]
Justine: You'll circumcise me!
Alexia: We have to.
[...]
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Soundtracks

It's Getting Boring By the Sea
Written by Mary Laura Carter, Steven Ansell
Performed by Blood Red Shoes
© Bucks Music Group Ltd.
(p) 2008: V2 Records
With the permission of Editions David Platz Music, Paris (France)
With the kind permission of [PIAS]
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Best french horror film since Martyrs.
2 April 2017 | by Panos242See all my reviews

Influenced by David Cronenberg's early work (his so called body horror movies) but having all the features of the gory new french wave, Raw is a frequency of big, which get even bigger, shocks. This is a dark, cruel and disturbing horror film which gets even unbearable, but everything that take place work for the sake of a truly inspiring screenplay which provides amazingly well-written characters (one of the best character studies i have ever seen in horror film) and also runs as a clever allegory about the awaking of sexuality in a repressed environment. Direction and cinematography are really amazing likewise all the performances while the special effect and make up department made an astonishing work. Best french horror film since Martyrs. 8,5/10


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