French director Coralie Fargeat’s debut feature film Revenge is surprisingly stylish and slaughterous with a thrilling premise. It is an out-and-out revenge drama involving three men and a woman who survives a near-death to hunt those three who put her into a mess.
Well, it’s one of those survival thrillers where you know that the lead character is going to survive but the extent of blood is way away from our imagination. Revenge is shot very intelligently in a desolate desert land which plays a great role in keeping alive the horror and uncertainty.
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As far as the story goes, the film follows the sexy female protagonist Jen (Matilda Lutz) who is out with his boyfriend Richard (Kevin Janssens) to this remote desert for a weekend hunting trip. As they both spend their lustful moments, they later joined by Richard’s two reckless friends Stan (Vincent Columbe) and Dimitri (Guillaume Bouchede).
Jen is super sexy and cares little of her boyfriend being already married or his friends have their lustful eyes on her. However, things take an ugly turn when Richard left for some work, leaving Jen with his two demented friends. After being raped by Stan, Jen only wanted to go home – but when her boyfriend shows his true color by pushing her from a cliff and leaving her to die, she literally has to fight with death to take revenge.
While the plotline looks very simple, the treatment with incredible amount of blood pushes the survival story to be more than just some cheap thrills. The performances of key players are worth watching. There are guns, knives, guts hanging from the body and blood-slicked floors; there is portrayal of female power that makes every moment thrilling.
Revenge becomes more special with a fact that writer-director Coralie Fargeat is working on his first film and he knows what he was doing. It is a roaring saga of revenge, where we see a powerhouse female character in a combative mood to survive and to kill in a long route filled with vicious violence.
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Writer: Coralie Fargeat
Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède, Avant Strangel
Genres: Action, Thriller