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Grave (2016)

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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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Rabah Nait Oufella ...
Adrien
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Le père
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La mère
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Le routier
Marion Vernoux ...
L'Infirmière
Thomas Mustin ...
Chef du BDE
Marouan Iddoub ...
Bizut réfectoire
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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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Raised as a rigorous vegetarian, doe-eyed freshman Justine following in her parents' footsteps, she is sent off to the reputable Saint-Exupéry Veterinary school where the black sheep of the family, her big sister Alexia, is already studying. There, young virginal Justine, leaving the familial shelter, will abruptly move into a mad new world of school traditions, vicious initiation tests and hard partying, utterly unprepared though for the rough year start only rush week's mandatory hazing can offer. As a result, with Alexia reluctantly showing her the ropes but only halfway, Justine during the long-established trial of raw offal-eating, she will be forced to chew over her devout herbivorous beliefs and swallow a fresh chunk of bright-red rabbit kidney, unknowingly descending deep into her uncharted animalistic tendencies. Before long, repulsion will be replaced with an unprecedented, equally unquenched and palpable craving for raw meat, transforming Justine into a monstrous carnivore ... Written by Nick Riganas

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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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15 March 2017 (France)  »

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€3,500,000 (estimated)

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$48,468 (USA) (17 March 2017)

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$508,425 (USA) (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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Plus putes que toutes les putes
Written by A. Perez, E. Perez, J. Faivre
Performed by Orties
Rights reserved
(p) 2013 Productions 50/50
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An Amazingly Enjoyable Atrocity
5 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

What a disgusting way to spend an hour and a half. Raw is one of those things that's disgusting and grotesque, but so intriguing that you can't look away.

All the acting seems good, and the characters are interesting enough. The movie takes a bit of time to really pick up, and some scenes can seem pointless (like a lot of the hazing rituals) but from there I had my eyes glued to the screen. The themes this movie has about human instinct is so terrifying and horrid, but is so entertaining because of the way the main character turns from a normal girl into something much different. A lot of people are critiquing the ending of this movie too, but I loved it!

Overall, this movie is definitely worth a watch. It's not like a masterpiece or breaking new grounds or anything, but it's so messed up and so disgusting that it keeps you entertained it's whole runtime.


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