New Red Band Trailer for Action Thriller 'Revenge' with Matilda Lutz
"Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men." Neon has debuted an official red band trailer for an action thriller titled Revenge, from newcomer Coralie Fargeat making her feature directorial debut. This played to some rave reviews at Fantastic Fest and TIFF last year, and seems like a gritty film with a helluva pitch (see the one-line synopsis at the start of this post). Matilda Lutz stars as Jen, with a cast including Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, and Guillaume Bouchède. It's 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." Sounds awesome, doesn't it? Yes, you might want to take a look.
Here's the official red band trailer (+ original trailer / poster) for Coralie Fargeat's Revenge, on 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?
What's the purpose of this? Empowerment? Really? I don't this kind of stories can help women today. Or ever ...
shiboleth on Mar 30, 2018
Don't get me wrong Bo, I support women in their fight against any male abuse or violence. But, to be honest, this looks like some guilty pleasure for men, and not something for women. I just don't trust film makers today in that respect. Since, yeah, I would like to see a strong women, in good shorts, almost naked, killing off bad men. But that's just another fantasy, another guilty pleasure and I don't see it as empowerment for women. Of course, stakes are really extreme here and the whole story must take extreme turn, but that's just the way you can play with the audience and not with the real women's struggle for better life or for more safety. And what was that old (or is it still working idea?) from some feminist circles? Something like: dead men don't rape, right? Really? I think this is too narrow perspective and there are other possibilities when it comes to resolving abuse and violence to women. And I don't see how this helps women. Not to mention my wife watching the trailer with disgust.and wondering how that can be a form of empowerment. Sorry Bo, not convinced, not at all. As you say so many times, peace ...
shiboleth on Mar 30, 2018
You know, it's not like I won't watch this one (my wife probably won't), because I see in it all that you describe (so no, despite all its creative limitations, I wasn't as much disgusted with it as she was). But there's a lot of space in it for male's pleasure. Bad girl punishing bad guys. Come on Bo, can it get better? I would almost take a punishment from her. And it's a film, nobody's really getting hurt or killed, only satisfied after viewing. Oh yeah, there will be guilty pleasures in it, definitely. But I also think that there are important nuances in it that you mentioned. It is definitely true, or it is predominantly so for American culture, that you can tell any story successfully but mostly through using a violence and bloody images. Although it might sound futile, but I always oppose to that kind of presenting some cultural issue or just a story. Yeah, I agree with you, existing (and predominant) practice in films is not really subtle, but it works many times. Weird world we live, don't we? As for the problem of empowerment, I think this site needs feminists or more ladies from time to time and their reflections about films/trailers we see here, right? I wouldn't mind to spice up things in that direction. Anyway Bo, another example of nice talking to you ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Mar 31, 2018
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE...much?
DAVIDPD on Mar 30, 2018
Looks fun! (Intellectual comments disabled)
Mark on Mar 30, 2018
Quast on Mar 30, 2018
Last House on the Left/I Spit on Your Grave for the new generation. Nothing more than torture/revenge porn for those into that. I'll pass.
THE_RAW_ on Apr 2, 2018
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