Final Trailer for Coralie Fargeat's Action 'Revenge' Quotes Dumb Men
"Why are women always so bad at being cool?" Neon has revealed a hilarious new trailer for the action thriller Revenge, from newcomer Coralie Fargeat making her feature directorial debut. This gritty, violent film is about a woman who takes revenge on the men who try to attack her. The trailer actually quotes real men online who left dumb comments about women, and it's kind of crazy, but kind of awesome. This is so bold but I love it. Matilda Lutz stars as Jen, with a cast including Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, and Guillaume Bouchède. Described as a "razor-sharp feminist subversion of the revenge-thriller", that "gloriously blurs the lines of vengeance and survival while simultaneously delivering a ferocious dissection of gender and genre." I actually really want to see this anyway, just because it looks like a good action film.
Here's the newest official trailer (+ a Japanese poster) for Coralie Fargeat's Revenge, from YouTube:
Jen (fearlessly embodied by Matilda Lutz) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge. Revenge is written and directed by up-and-coming French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat (follow her @coraliefargeat), making her feature directorial debut after a few short films previously. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest last year. Neon will release Fargeat's Revenge in select theaters + on VOD starting May 11th coming up. What do you think? Who's in?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Still looks like a I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE copy. JP poster is cool though.
DAVIDPD on May 8, 2018
This got my attention. Looks fresh and filthy at the same time. In!
Mark on May 8, 2018
With every new trailer, this looks more and more delicious. As for haters, they shouldn't crawl out their holes since there seems to be very dangerous women in this world. Poor guys ...
shiboleth on May 9, 2018
Sorry guys, but I don't share with you your enthusiasm. ;D A babe in a bikini taking revenge isn't the best way to promote women empowerment. Paradoxically, this is a Z-movie destined for a male audience... Packaging is different, but the content is the same.
tarek on May 9, 2018
Or IS a babe in a bikini with guns the best way to promote women empowerment?!? All depends on perspective my friend.
THE_RAW_ on May 9, 2018
Sure it is for the male audience (besides the female one), but what's wrong with that, tarek? We see a lot of comedies and films lately by women and for women and those don't seem even close to be called intelligent. Yeah, dress code has become a way of describing gender issues, but than again, why not turn the tables and make it worth of empowerment? But we do need films that attract both of them, the male and the female audiences. And I see nothing wrong in that. I think that you are nitpicking here the wrong thread ...
shiboleth on May 10, 2018
I don't mind it being a male movie , or a girl movie ( which I don't watch) or for both (suitably), but for using rape and revenge as a plot device to display the girl's boobs and butt ad nauseam for the pleasure of male gaze. Femen movement protest with their boobs to make a point, but the arrow they loose end up hitting their butts, if you take my mean ;D Whether it's a superhero movie or a fantasy movie, girls are always wearing nothing in a battlefield. Go figure why...
tarek on May 10, 2018
Ok, tarek, you are guessing now since I don't see in this film the possibility of displaying 'the girl's boobs and butt ad nauseam for the pleasure of male gaze'. In this respect you're writing over this one some other films and ideas that I can despise along with you. I see something else here, dismantling the male gaze using exactly those boobs and butts you're complaining here and not concentrating on them exactly. It is your male gaze that fools you here. And I will go on and ask what's wrong with the pleasure of male's gaze? Especially since I don't see the feminists to complain about the female pleasure (whether visual or any other). And no tarek, girls do wear a lot of clothes in superhero movies, go and see it. Yes, some less and some more of it, but mostly they seem to be properly dressed (to make moralizers of all kinds quiet). Wonder Woman goes out of that mold, but that's only because she's an Amazon who is proud of her body and its strength. Black Widow or Gamora are something quite different. You are moralizing here. However, don't get me wrong, I think it's ok to be alert when these things are in question and I think that this site needs more females in the commenting section, but I think you're wrong here (despite the fact of being on the right path) and you're loosing an important nuance of this film, the one that doesn't exist in many others... Cheers ...
shiboleth on May 10, 2018
That's a pretty brilliant move marketing-wise. This isn't my bag, but in this misogynistic climate, this is only going to help sell tickets. Smarty McSmart Pants whoever came up with this!
THE_RAW_ on May 9, 2018
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