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When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Justine
... Alexia
Rabah Nait Oufella ... Adrien
... Le père
... La mère
... Le routier
Marion Vernoux ... L'Infirmière
Thomas Mustin ... Chef du BDE
Marouan Iddoub ... Bizut réfectoire
... Professeur évaluations
Benjamin Boutboul ... Vétéran cagoulé
Virgil Leclaire ... Bizut couloir / Foot / Fin Coryphée
Anna Solomin ... Vétérane couloir
Sophie Breyer ... Bizute réfectoire
Danel Utegenova ... Bizute toilettes
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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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Rated R for aberrant behavior, bloody and grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use/partying | See all certifications »

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Freaking  »

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€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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Over 30 people left the cinema when this movie was shown in Sweden. Two people fainted and some ran for the toilet to puke. See more »

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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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Ma che freddo fa
Written by Claudio Mattone, Franco Migliacci(as Francesco Migliacci)
Performed by Nada
© Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Srl.
(p) 1969 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Italy)
With the permission of Universal Music Vision
With the kind permission of BMG Rights Management (France)
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Surprisingly Tasteful...Pun Intended
29 June 2017 | by See 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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