French Shocker “Revenge!” Blood-Soaked Thriller For The #MeToo Movement!

Talk About Bloody “Revenge!”

I had heard about this 2017 French shocker, and after seeing it, I understand why it’s so controversial – it’s one of the bloodiest revenge thrillers in the post #MeToo world – for good reason!

“Revenge” was directed and written by Coralie Fargeat, and it’s incredibly well made and features a star-making turn by Matilda Lutz!

Lutz plays Jen, who goes away with her boyfriend for the weekend – but when his hunting buddies show up, she ends up brutalized and left for dead.

Unfortunately for her assailants, she survives and begins a relentless quest for bloody revenge.

Check out the trailer:

I mention the #MeToo movement, because this is an “empowered female” film from a female Director who doesn’t flinch in showing her lead character’s thirst for revenge.

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film scored a 93% approval rating. The website’s critical consensus reads:

“Revenge slices and dices genre tropes, working within an exploitation framework while adding a timely — yet never less than viscerally thrilling — feminist spin.”

Folks, there is a LOT of blood sprayed during this film, and it never stops being a visceral thrill-ride.

A.O. Scott of The New York Times said:

“Blunt, bloody and stylish almost in spite of itself, Revenge is a synthesis of exploitation and feminism.”

“Revenge” is beautifully stylized and definitely worth seeing, but get ready for some really tough scenes – and a LOT OF BLOOD.

That could make it a polarizing screening, much like a few other films I have covered here:

The french thriller “Martyrs” also pushed the limits of cinematic brutality in pursuit of art – one of several films that were critically acclaimed but censored around the world – see them here:

Let me know if you’ve seen the shocker “Revenge!”

Categories: Artsploitation, Books / Media, Classic Action Films, Cult Classics, Exploitation Films, Extreme Cinema, Grindhouse, JRsploitation

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3 replies

  1. We discussed ‘Revenge’ on your other blog, John. But I am always happy to see mention of ‘Martyrs’. That’s such an amazing film, and overwhelmed me when I saw it. One that you NEVER forget.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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