Fresh Bait Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marie Gillain, Olivier Sitruk, Bruno Putzulu, Richard Berry, Clotilde Courau

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FRESH BAIT (L'Appât) a.k.a. "The Bait" is a French movie co-written and directed by Bertrand Tavernier in 1994. This film earned the Golden Bear at the 1995 Berlin International Film Festival.
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Nathalie, her boyfriend Eric, and their friend Bruno live in the same flat in Paris. They use to dream about going to the U.S. and opening a store in Miami but, for the time being, only Nathalie's got a job as a shop assistant while both boys are unemployed. Every night, Nathalie goes to the same bar hoping to be introduced to wealthy people.

Tired of being broke, Eric suggests to his friends to use Nathalie as a bait, to follow her after she's hooked a rich guy and, then, to rob the victim in his apartment. After a few failed tries, they manage to enter the flat of a lawyer they will torture to death when they discover that there is money hidden in his apartment. The next night, they use the same scheme to enter Richard Berry's flat and they also will coldly murder their victim. This is a true story.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Blackmail & Seduction    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   killing innocent people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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