Baise-moi
  • Directors(s)

    Coralie Trinh Thi

  • Production Year

    2000

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    74m

  • Cast

    Patrick Eudeline, Christophe Claudy Landry, Celine Beugnot, Jean-Louis Costes, Karim Sabaddehine, Titof, Adama Niane, Tewfik Saad, Elodie Cherie, Raffaela Anderson, Marc Rioufol, Ouassini Embarek, Karen Bach, H. P. G.

  • Cuts

    A version of this work was cut

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Film

Baise-moi

Contains sexual violence, real sex and very strong language
  • Directors(s)

    Coralie Trinh Thi

  • Production Year

    2000

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    74m

  • Cast

    Patrick Eudeline, Christophe Claudy Landry, Celine Beugnot, Jean-Louis Costes, Karim Sabaddehine, Titof, Adama Niane, Tewfik Saad, Elodie Cherie, Raffaela Anderson, Marc Rioufol, Ouassini Embarek, Karen Bach, H. P. G.

  • Cuts

    A version of this work was cut

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

BAISE-MOI is a subtitled French feature in which two young women, marginalised by society and troubled by their experiences of rape, prostitution and pornography, meet by chance and embark on a violent killing spree. It was originally cut at 18 for both cinema and video release in 2001. This DVD re-release is rated 18 uncut for sexual violence, real sex and very strong language.

A brutal rape scene occurs early in the film, with two women being abducted by a group of men and taken to an abandoned warehouse. There, one of the women struggles and cries out as she is hit, forcibly stripped and raped. The other woman remains passive, refusing to respond to the rapists. The scene includes nudity and an explicit close shot of real penetration. However, neither the nudity nor the real penetration are portrayed as sexual or titillating. On the contrary, the rape is presented as violent and horrific, and, in this context, the shot of penetration reinforces the violation and brutality. In a later scene a man is anally penetrated with a gun. Again, the act is clearly one of violence and it relates back to the earlier rape. Neither sequence makes sexual or sadistic violence appear normal, appealing or arousing. There is never any suggestion that the victims enjoy the experience, and the audience is led to identify and empathise with the victims, not the perpetrators.

BAISE-MOI contains additional scenes of strong sex, including real oral sex and penetration, as the young women are seen with clients or men they meet on their journey. These scenes, like the scenes of sexual violence, reflect the gritty reality of the character's lives and experiences.

Very strong language ('c**t') is also used.

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD.

Cuts required to two sequences of sexual violence involving strong sexual imagery (explicit close up of sexual penetration of woman during rape scene; sight of gun being pressed into man's anus prior to being fired). Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, BBFC policy on sexual violence, and the requirements of the Video Recordings Act 1984.

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Baise-moiCinema76m 51sFeature Film Company26/02/2001
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Baise-moiPhysical media + VOD/Streaming73m 46sArrow Film Distributors Ltd07/02/2013
Baise-moiPhysical media + VOD/Streaming73m 33sFeature Film Company13/01/2003
Baise-moiPhysical media + VOD/Streaming73m 34sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd23/12/2002
Baise-moiPhysical media + VOD/Streaming73m 35sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd23/12/2002
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Baise-moiPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 18sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd15/10/2002
Baise-moiCinema1m 22sFeature Film Company09/04/2002
Baise-moiCinema1m 19sFeature Film Company08/04/2002
Baise-moi (Trl 1)Cinema1m 15sFeature Film Company08/04/2002
Baise-moi (Trl 2)Cinema1m 18sFeature Film Company08/04/2002
Baise-moiCinema0m 35sFeature Film Company21/03/2002
  • Classified date

    07/02/2013

  • BBFC reference

    DVF165545

  • Language

    French