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Film poster
Directed by Sally Potter
Produced by Andrew Fierberg,
Christopher Sheppard
Written by Sally Potter
Starring Jude Law
Judi Dench
Dianne Wiest
Steve Buscemi
John Leguizamo
Lily Cole
Cinematography Steven Fierberg
Editing by Daniel Goddard
Distributed by - USA -
Cinetic Media
- International -
Release date(s) 2009
Running time 98 minutes
Language English

Rage is a 2009 film written and directed by Sally Potter starring Jude Law and Judi Dench. The movie created a new genre in filmmaking, called Naked cinema.[1]



"The film is a bitterly funny exposé of the inner lives of individuals working at a New York fashion house – as if shot by a schoolboy on his cellphone camera - over seven days in which an accident on the runway becomes a murder investigation." [2]

"The world's first multi-venue interactive premiere, broadcast live by satellite from London's BFI Southbank to dozens of cinemas across the UK and Europe. You can be part of the satellite broadcast of the Q&A after the film, sending your questions by Skype video and SMS direct from your local cinema live to director Sally Potter and members of the RAGE cast, including Jude Law, Eddie Izzard and Lily Cole.

Rage: a schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. Result: a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis, during a week in which an accident on the runway becomes a murder investigation, and denial leads to devastation." [3]

The filmmakers have partnered with Babelgum for this revolutionary release strategy, which will see RAGE simultaneously available on mobile, online, digital screens and DVD [4]

"With Rage, I want us all to laugh about beauty and success, disappointment and failure," Potter said.[5]

"Part of the subject matter of Rage is the ugly use of beauty in the pursuit of profit. Drugged by marketing, sapped by fear of aging, conned by the cult of celebrity ... image becomes all." [6]


World premiere and release dates

The film premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear.[7][8][9]

The DVD was released on September 22, 2009 in the US, respectively September 28, 2009 in the UK. A special edition version of the DVD was released through the official Rage website.

Babelgum premiered the film on mobile phones and internet at the same time as the cinema and DVD release. Babelgum released Rage in the UK, North America, Australia, Italy, France, Germany and Spain.[10][11][12]

Rage is the world's first feature film to debut on mobile phones. The movie will be shown in seven episodes beginning on September 21, 2009. The online screening began on Monday, September 28, 2009.[13]

Rage had its New York screen premiere on September 21, 2009 at "The Box".[14]


  1. ^ "Rage" strips down at Berlin, at Reuters, accessed May 7, 2009
  2. ^ Rage announced in Cannes at, submitted on May 5, 2008, accessed November 4, 2008
  3. ^ [1] posted September 14, 2009
  4. ^ [2], submitted on September 14, 2009
  5. ^ Anne Thompson /John Hopewell, Sally Potter film stars Law, Dench at Variety, posted May 16, 2008, accessed October 10, 2008
  6. ^ Beauty, at, submitted on January 30, 2009, accessed April 9, 2009.
  7. ^ Dave Itzkoff, Berlin Film Festival Announces Lineup, The New York Times, published December 12, 2008.
  8. ^ Berlin at, submitted on 11/12/2008, accessed January 4, 2009.
  9. ^ Competition: Rage, Press Conference and Red Carpet, streaming video at, submitted on February 8, 2009, accessed February 20, 2009.
  10. ^ RAGE ON BABELGUM, at, submitted on May 15, 2009, accessed October 8, 2009.
  11. ^ Peter Knegt, Potter’s “Rage” Finds Unique Home,, submitted May 11, 2009, accessed June 23, 2009
  12. ^ Jeremy Kay, Rage to receive multi-territory online and mobile release,, submitted May 12, 2009, accessed June 23, 2009
  13. ^ Coming to Babelgum on September 21st, accessed September 21, 2009.
  14. ^ The Box, submitted September 22, 2009, accessed October 4, 2009.

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