Directed by Gaspar Noe
Starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel
Sexy Monica Bellucci is walking home from a night out one evening when she makes the fateful decision to take a shortcut through a public, badly lit underpass in a dangerous part of town. There she encounters a pimp arguing with his prostitute, but upon seeing Monica in her revealing party dress he shoos away his girl and turns his attention to the now worried beauty.
Pulling out a knife, the pimp forces Monica to lie face down on the ground whereupon he cuts the straps of her dress, fondles her breast and tears off her underwear. All the while she is screaming for help and struggling but he muffles her cries before anally raping her in a brutal 10 minute sexual assault that’s so hard to watch, many people walked out of the theater.
The Accused (1988)
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Starring Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster and Bernie Coulson
This is cinema’s most famous rape scene, where Jodie Foster is held down and assaulted on a pinball machine by a gang of drunk men in a bar one night.
Getting credit for tackling the taboo subject of rape in a big-budget mainstream movie, The Accused catapulted Jodie Foster onto Hollywood’s ‘A-list’ although it took a well-acted, graphic rape scene to get her there.
Playing slutty Sarah Tobias, Jodie is powerless to fight off several randy men after things go too far and some harmless flirting turns into a viscous gang rape.
Directed by Jag Mundhra
Starring Nandita Das, Raghuvir Yadav and Deepti Naval
Also known as ‘Sandstorm’, this Hindi drama of 2000 ventured into taboo territory for Bollywood cinema as it depicted a gritty gang rape.
Saanvri (played by hot Indian actress Nandita Das) incurs the wrath of her village elders and is punished when a group of men from the village accost her and her husband. They beat him up and drag Saanvri to the ground, tearing at her clothes as they take it in turns to force themselves upon her, fucking her against her will in front of her distraught husband.
Death Wish (1974)
Directed by Michael Winner
Starring Charles Bronson, Hope Lange and Vincent Gardenia
The incident that turned Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) into a vigilante was this vicious rape of his 19 year old daughter (Kathleen Tolan). When she and her mother arrive home to find burglars vandalising their house, things take a nasty turn when the three scumbags knock the mother to the floor before tearing off Kathleen’s shirt, bra and pants and sexually assaulting her on the couch. They soon flee the scene before a dazed Kathleen calls the police. Keep an eye out for an early appearance by Jeff Goldblum as one of the rapists.