At its premiere in 2016 it made viewers faint, in some cinemas there was a puke bag with the ticket – and yet Tele5 will be showing “Raw” completely uncut on May 18th. But beware: the film has it all despite the 16 rating!
If films in Germany do not get the green light from the FSK, end up on the index or are even confiscated, you can actually be quite sure that the cause is content with the potential to be disturbing – such as images of particularly heinous acts of violence, often in combination with a Vigilante Plot. While horror fans and gorehounds expect exactly that from certain films, some of these uncompromising battle records are likely to alienate classic moviegoers. But other films manage to do just that, without raising violent peaks that get too out of hand. Movies like “Raw”.
The movie from Julia Ducournau caused a sensation in 2016, as eyewitnesses and industry publications such as deadline reported that several viewers fainted when the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Many cinema operators even took very special precautions for the official theatrical release and even distributed puke bags specially made for the film to their audience. But is the cannibal horror drama really that bad?
Despite its disturbing factor, “Raw” received an uncut 16+ rating in Germany. Accordingly, the film is not only available uncut in stores, but can even be shown in full length on television from 10 p.m.: “Raw” will be broadcast on Tele5 today, May 18, at 10:10 p.m. in its entirety. You should not take the film lightly, which is of course also available as a stream as well as on DVD and Blu-ray, but despite the FSK 16 rating…
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This is what awaits you in “Raw” on Tele5
16-year-old Justine (Garance Marillier) is part of a family of veterinarians who are all vegetarians. Accordingly, the question of what she wants to do with her life later does not even arise for her. The only logical next step for her: studying veterinary medicine. But no sooner is she at the university than she is forced to perform all sorts of strange rituals as a freshman. But in the end she wants to belong – and eventually even allows herself to be tempted to eat meat. With unexpected and above all devastating consequences: Because Justine gradually develops an uncontrollable hunger for flesh and blood…
Nothing for vegetarians
Julia Ducournau’s “Raw” is not a hardcore horror shocker that wants to alienate its audience by hook or by crook, but basically a (damn dark) coming-of-age story about a young woman whose lust for the flesh is about to break out expressed in a different way than their peers. In any case, the film would probably not be for Justine’s vegetarian family. In our 4-star review of “Raw”, which is not only one of the most disturbing but also one of the best horror films of recent years, we conclude:
“Black-humoured horror fare meets atmospheric coming-of-age drama with provocative feminist undertones – only vegetarians might want to stay out.”
This is a re-release of an article previously published on DashFUN.
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