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IFC Midnight Takes on Femme-Empowered Slugfest 'Raze'

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 18, 2013 at 3:45PM

"Raze" follows a woman who's abducted to an underground lair where she's forced to battle for the amusement of unseen spectators.
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IFC Midnight bought North American rights to Cinipix’s action/thriller "Raze." Directed by Josh Waller and written by Robert Beaucage, the film stars Zoe Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms and Sherilyn Fenn. "Raze" made its world premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.  

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"Raze" follows a woman who's abducted to an underground lair where she's forced to battle for the amusement of unseen spectators. 

Said reviewer Gabe Toro from The Playlist in his review out of Tribeca:

The women-in-prison genre gets a contemporary reworking in the grisly slugfest... Bechdel Test enthusiasts especially should take note of how insignificant men are in these womens’ lives. But perhaps it’s how we find titillation in the modern world – the cast takes turns getting brutalized by each other while under the rule of sadistic prison guards, and these women respond to bloodshed with more and more nastiness. Is it empowering when one prisoner flings feces at a brutish male guard if sex is never once put on the table?

Jeff Deutchman, Director of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers. Celluloid Dreams is selling the film’s international rights at Cannes.

This article is related to: Raze, IFC Midnight, Zoe Bell





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