Exploring themes of gender, sexuality, race, rape, class, violence against women,
poverty and punk rock, BAISE-MOI turns the tables and puts women in the role
of sexual aggressor.
Based on the novel by Virginie Despentes of the same title. Manu and Nadine lose their last tenuous relationship with mainstream society when Manu gets raped and Nadine sees her only friend being shot. After a chance encounter, they embark on an explosive journey of sex and murder. Perhaps as revenge against men, perhaps as a revolt against bourgeois society, but certainly in a negation - almost joyful in its senseless violence - of all the codes of a society which has excluded, raped and humiliated them. Controversial for its violence and real sex scenes: a vividly nihilist road movie set in France.