Julia is a shy girl that after a “Date-trap” finds herself drugged, beaten, brutally raped and left for dead. Instead of going to the police, Julia tries, with no success, to forget what happened to her and move on. However, after overhearing about a special kind of therapy for rape victims like herself that sounds very different from the average support group, Julia decides to give it a try. There she is given the chance to regain the power and the control that she lost on her life, but only if she follows the program as instructed. For if she yields to her anger and tries to seek revenge on her own against her rapists, there will be a very steep price to pay..
For some years I’ve seen several “Rape & Revenge” films, and it seems to me that lately the problem with them is not so much the way they deal with the controversial issue of rape itself, but the fact that the story falls into the same step-by-step formula, trying to push our buttons and go for the shock value; relying only on the blood and the violence the main character (or some times, a relative) can give to the audience on the quest for revenge. Most recent examples in mind could be the “I Spit On Your Grave” remake (and sequels) or “Boys Against Girls”, but every now and then we see movies that try to bring something different to the genre like “American Mary” or innovations on the way the story is presented like “Irreversible”.