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

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Drama | Fantasy | 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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The raw chicken that Justine is eating out of the fridge is actually sugar. Garance Marillier said about the scene that while it didn't disgust her from chicken, it did disgust her from candies for life. See more »

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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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