In 1974 in the coves of Marseille, two female Belgian tourists are assaulted and raped by three men. At the time of the incident, rape was considered only a misdemeanor – and so for the next four years, the two women and their lawyers embark on a legal battle to get their case in front of the Circuit Court in Aix en Provence.

During the trials, the Belgian tourists and their lawyers demand that the Criminal Court of Marseille declare itself incompetent, in a period of time where such an allegation would be inconceivable. Thanks to the persistence of lawyer and feminist Gisèle Halimi, the case finally gets the attention of the Circuit Court and for the first time, rape is recognized as a federal crime.

Highlighting the conflicts within the legal systems of the time, RAPED depicts the struggles of these two women as they fight for their own justice – and shape history.

Directed by

Alain Tasma

Written by

Natalie Carter and Alain Tasma


Bérangère Mc Neese, Camille Sansterre, Pierre Andrau, Stéphane Rideau, Baudouin Cristoveanu


90 minutes


France 3