Charades, a newly established French sales company, has nearly sol outCoralie Fargeat’s feature debut, Revenge.
Revenge premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival as one of the selections of Midnight Madness.
Charades, the banner launched by Carole Baraton, Yohann Comte and Pierre Mazars at the start of the year, is now in advanced negotiations to close a multi-territory deal for all Southeast Asia and is in discussions to sell the film in China and Russia.
The film follows a young mistress (Matilda Lutz) who travels to a remote desert villa with her rich boyfriend (Kevin Janssnes). Things get bad when the boyfriend’s hunting buddies join the group and the two take advantage of her when the boyfriend is away. This is a rape-revenge thriller, which may be triggering for those who have suffered from sexual assault. If you are inclined to watch a woman get her revenge, and in a bloody and spectacular manner, this is the movie for you.
The stylish movie, which was acquired by AMC’s streaming service Shudder for English-language territories ahead of its world premiere at TIFF, was picked up for German-speaking Europe and Italy (Koch Media), Spain (A Contracorriente), Japan (New Select), South Korea (Company L), Portugal (Cinemundo), Scandinavia (Njuta), Poland (Monolith), Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria (ADS), ex-Yugoslavia (Blitz), Czech Republic (Bohemian), Israel (Lev), Turkey (Fabula), Middle East (Salim Ramia), and Taiwan (Movie Cloud).
The film is in a genre of it’s own with the bright colours, beautiful cinematography, pop soundtrack and sexy leads. Fargeat is a director to watch, because this debut is handsomely crafted and powerful. She is certainly gonna give the Eli Roth’s and Quentin Tarantino’s of the world a run for their money.
Check out the TIFF page for more info: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/revenge/