Starring : Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède
Directed by : Coralie Fargeat
Produced by : Marc-Etienne Schwartz, Marc Stanimirovic, Jean-Yves Robin
Cinematography : Robrecht Heyvaert
So, continuing the series of reviewing movies and shows during the lockdown period, our today’s pick is the French/Eglish film Revenge. Directed by Coralie Fargeat, this film is available on Netflix.
What’s it about?
Jennifer(Matilda Lutz) is in a relationship with a married man named Richard(Kevin Janssens). She heads to his secret home in the middle of a dessert. Things go wrong when Richard’s friends come there and one of them rapes Jennifer. Hell breaks loose as Jennifer decides to escape from there but all the three friends join hands and brutally push her from a cliff injuring her badly. The rest of the story is as to how Jennifer takes the revenge on these three friends.
The way the heroine escapes the assault and comes back on her feet is showcased in a brutally hard-hitting manner and is quite emotional. The main lead, Matilda does an amazing job in her role and gives a brave performance. But all the three friends who play the villains in the film are top-notch. The way only four characters are there in the film and how they are left alone in the big dessert looks good. The scenes are quite rustic with a lot of bloodsheds. The way the heroine takes revenge on each of the friends has been set up superbly. The climax is also amazing and is full of thrills.
The story of the film is old and is a basic revenge drama and has nothing exciting to show in terms of twists or turns, It is a basic start to end kind of a film with basic formulae of revenge. The content is of adult viewing and is not for everyone.
Final Word :
Overall, Revenge is a gritty crime thriller that has been narrated in a brutal manner. The film has some real action and is filled with raw scenes that will surprise you. But the story is old school as a girl taking revenge on her rapists and ends as a decent watch during this lockdown. Give it a shot and you won’t be disappointed.
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