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New French Extremity: Baise-moi

Fri, Sept 24 / 9pm
Wed, Oct 6 / 7pm
Tue, Oct 12 / 9:10pm
Thu, Oct 14 / 9:10pm
Directed by Virginie Despentes & Coralie Trinh Thi
2000, France, 77 min
French with English subtitles

The shocking French thriller Baise-moi tells the story of two young women who go on a violent spree against a society in which they feel marginalized. One of them, Manu, is brutally raped by a group of savage thugs. The other, Nadine, sells her body but refuses to give up her soul. Chance unites them and together they decide to alter their destinies. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road trip, leaving a trail of mischief and dead bodies in their wake. Written and directed by Virginie Despentes (Bye Bye Blondie) and Coralie Trinh Thi from Despentes’ novel, this raw, explosive film continues to stir controversy with its graphic mix of high-impact violence and explicit sex scenes.

Content warning: This film portrays extreme violence, explicit sex scenes and sexual assault. Viewer discretion is advised.

Sponsored by the Ambassade de France au Canada.

Reviews

A vicious, hard-core version of "Thelma and Louise," going nowhere near the Grand Canyon but leaving a trail of carnage in their wake.
- Gregory Weinkauf, New Times (L.A.)
Strictly for adventurous moviegoers, a peculiar experience -- a polemic that is at once watchable and repellent.
- Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
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