Directed by Virginie Despentes & Coralie Trinh Thi
Produced by Philippe Godeau
Screenplay and dialogues by Virginie Despentes & Coralie Trinh Thi
Based on the novel by Virginie Despentes
Cast: Raffaëla Anderson & Karen Bach
2000/77 mins/Color/2.0 DD
1.33:1/French/France/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Remstar DVD
BAISE MOI is the story of Manu and Nadine, two young women living in France who are about to embark in a journey wilder then you could imagine. Manu is violently raped by a bunch of thugs, when her brother finds out about it he wants revenge and takes a gun but starts calling her name. They argue and Manu ends up with the revolver in her hands and kills him. Nadine is a prostitute who loves to watch porn and masturbate (every guy's dream girl!). She ends up fighting with her roommate and accidently kills her. Faith later unite Manu and Nadine together as they go on a violent rampage of violent killing and hardcore sex. Everything around them collided so they might as well enjoy what's left before it is too late. They'll take no prisoners and make their own justice.
Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi delivered one of the last great exploitation film. Raffaëla Anderson and Karen Bach are superb as Manu and Nadine and they both give an all out and credible performances. The soundtrack is loud and agressive. I had the pleasure of first catching BAISE MOI years ago in a megaplex during it's rather short theatrical release here. I was pleased and surprised to see full blown penetration and acts of constant violence onscreen. It felt like the good 'ol 70's! Banned in many countries, BAISE MOI (If you were wondering, FUCK ME would be the correct translation) is a good film, a kind of film there used to be so many off but have unfortunately gone away.
The film was shot on digital video and it shows. The image is shacky and grainy but gives the film a more realistic feel. The film still looks surprisingly good and it is presented in its original 1.33:1 aspect ratio. The French 2.0 Dolby Digital audio track is loud and responsive. The English subtitles are yellow, easy to read and are pretty accurate to what they're saying. As for the extras, we can take a look at the web site through the DVD, there is also good trailer which uses the English title, "RAPE ME". We can also read a couple of press reviews, a gallery which consist of 4 posters and 18 photos and finally there's something called "flash card" which looks like a CD-ROM promo for the film. The menus are nicely done and features some animations and music. The film is separated in only 6 chapters. There is no booklet or inlay card and it comes in a keep case.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2003. ©