Check out our exclusive interview with the director of the controversial French feminist cannibal movie Raw. Lars von Trier is no stranger to controversy his realistic depictions of sex on screen have long been a sticking point for censors around the world , but initially this Cannes favourite was given the green light when it was released in The Danish-produced film stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg and the story lingers on the rapidly degenerating relationship between a couple who lose a child in the most devastating of ways. In , however, the film was pulled from screens when a traditionalist Catholic movement known as Promouvoir moved to have the film reclassified due to its depictions of sex and violence. A court ruled in favour of the group, and whilst the movie awaits a new rating it can no longer be shown anywhere in France. The title of this film itself was the main challenge for cinema owners, who must have been hesitant to advertise a film which utilises the equivalent of the F-Word in its name.
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R min Drama, Romance. In s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant. Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed. Votes: 43,
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