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IFC Midnight Takes on Femme-Empowered Slugfest ‘Raze’

IFC Midnight Takes on Femme-Empowered Slugfest 'Raze'

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

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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

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.

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