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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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Storyline

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 family home, 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 descends deeper and deeper into a hidden world of uncharted animalistic tendencies, an unprecedented and equally morbid 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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She Craves Meat. 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

Julia Ducournau discovered Ella Rumpf, who plays Alexia, in Swiss German film War (2014). She did not realize she was a woman until after watching it. See more »

Goofs

When Adrien and Justine stop to eat something in the gas station, Justine's Sandwich turns into a meat skewer. See more »

Quotes

Justine: [to Alexia] You taste like curry.
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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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An Amazingly Enjoyable Atrocity
5 June 2017 | by TheBestBorkSee all my reviews

What a disgusting way to spend an hour and a half. Raw is one of those things that's disgusting and grotesque, but so intriguing that you can't look away.

All the acting seems good, and the characters are interesting enough. The movie takes a bit of time to really pick up, and some scenes can seem pointless (like a lot of the hazing rituals) but from there I had my eyes glued to the screen. The themes this movie has about human instinct is so terrifying and horrid, but is so entertaining because of the way the main character turns from a normal girl into something much different. A lot of people are critiquing the ending of this movie too, but I loved it!

Overall, this movie is definitely worth a watch. It's not like a masterpiece or breaking new grounds or anything, but it's so messed up and so disgusting that it keeps you entertained it's whole runtime.


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Country:

France | Belgium | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 March 2017 (France) See more »

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Box Office

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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Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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