J'irai cracher sur vos tombes (film)  

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J'irai cracher sur vos tombes (Eng: I Spit On Your Graves) is a French language film based on the eponymous novel by Boris Vian. The film was directed by Michel Gast and released in 1959, starring Claude Berri. Radley Metzger bought the American the rights to this film [1]) and distributed it there from 1963 onwards. Miscegenation, racism murder and revenge are the themes of this French crime drama set in the American south. The film score was written by Alain Goraguer.

Film premiere in Paris

On the morning of June 23 1959, Boris Vian was at the Petit Marbeuf cinema (near the Champs Elysées) in Paris for the screening of the film version of his controversial "Vernon Sullivan" novel, I Spit On Your Graves. He had already fought with the producers over their interpretation of his work and he publicly denounced the film stating that he wished to have his name removed from the credits. A few minutes after the film began, he reportedly blurted out: "These guys are supposed to be American? My ass!" He then collapsed into his seat and died of a heart attack en route to the hospital.

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