UNCUT and available in W-I-D-E-S-C-R-E-E-N for the very first time, Arrow Video are pleased to announce that Baise-Moi, one of the most shockingly controversial films ever made, is now released on DVD in the UK.
Sex and shooting assault the senses in this early-noughties cult classic – the name of which translates quite literally to ‘Fuck Me’ or ‘Kiss Me’ – a bloody buddy movie that’s like Thelma and Louise on acid. Banned on release in its native France as well as in numerous other territories, Baise-Moi has provoked as much horror as it has acclaim, debate and column inches.
In Australia, the film remains strictly prohibited to this day, carrying with it a fine of up to 275,000 Australian Dollars and a maximum of 10 years in prison for sale, hire, distribution, exhibition, import or possession of the feature.
Exploring themes of gender, race, rape, class, poverty and punk rock, Baise-Moi follows Manu (a part-time porn star) and Nadine (a hooker), as they travel from southern France to Paris in a sexually charged and hideously violent road trip. After a chance meeting the pair bond over a mutual hatred of social expectation and a feeling of common angst - follow them on their now infamous path of robbery, orgiastic lust and murder.
Co-directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi, Baise-Moi was first released in the UK on May 3rd 2002. Based on the novel of the same name, written by Despentes, in addition to the film’s controversial subject matter, much was made of Baise-Moi’s simplistic production values.
To be in with a chance of bagging yourself a DVD of Baise-Moi, just answer the following question.
Who co-starred alongside Susan Sarandon in Thelma and Louise?