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Baise Moi (2000)

Cast: Raffaela Anderson, Raffaela Anderson, Karen Bach, more...
Director: Virginie Despentes, Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi, more...
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Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Foreign, France, Quest, Road Movies
Running Time: 77 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Manu (Raffaela Anderson) shoots a man with his own gun and runs off with his money. Later that night, she makes the acquaintance of Nadine (Karen Bach), a woman whose clean-cut appearance belies the fact that she has recently strangled her overbearing roommate. Somewhat unsurprisingly, given their mutual taste for homicide, the two women quickly become kindred spirits and decide to spend some wacky time together until "the 13th," when Nadine has to keep an appointment. Lots of sex, violence, and dead men follow, as do the police, who are breathing down the women's necks like an overly persistent bad date. Baise-Moi was a hit in France, where it endured a ratings controversy due to its extremely graphic content. All of the sex acts in the film were performed by its actors, most of whom had extensive experience in the adult entertainment industry. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, All Movie Guide

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GreenCine Member Reviews

Porn maybe: this violence too much by HarryHardy August 19, 2005 - 11:44 AM PDT
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4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
The porn might have been tolerable if it weren't for the seeming unending senseless violence. I have a high tolerance for both but this film was over the top on the violence scale. Especially when the motivations cloudy.

Lotta Porn, Lotta Blood by talltale February 17, 2005 - 1:44 PM PST
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7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
I passed on BAISE-MOI when the film first surfaced, and again when it hit the video market. But after learning of the suicide of one of its stars Karen Bach (or Karen Lancaume, as she is sometimes credited), I decided to take a look. As moviemaking, this seems to me as screwed up as the lives of its two women characters. I can see why some people perceive it as a feminist screed/diatribe or as broadside against the patriarchal society. Or as anti-rape, anti-permissive society, anti-just-about-everything. But so what? There is little consistency to the characters here, and the result is closer to pornography (both sexual and violent) than anything else. The men, if they represent a cross-section of us guys, are amazingly well-endowed, and the two women possess good bodies (of the ample and not-so varieties) which they display with abandon and gusto. While I enjoy porn now and again, I prefer mine with less violence, thank you.


Boooooring.... by ddennis January 17, 2005 - 6:09 PM PST
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6 out of 9 members found this review helpful
As porn, it's D-grade. As a 'women on a rampage' flick, it's C-grade. Violent? Sure, but only in such a fake way that tubs-o-blood slasher-flicks seem artistic by comparison. If you've seen explicit sex and violence before, you've seen all this movie has to offer because the failure of the audience to emotionally connect with the characters leaves nothing else.

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(Average 5.14)
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New French Extremity
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Predominately films that would be classified as 'horror' with a few notable exceptions. Many films get lumped into this catagory because the director has made films considered "transgressive".
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Mainstream Hardcore
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Films that break the so-called "X" barrier.
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