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Martyrs (2008)

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Starring (View all)
Jean-François Boudreau Jean-François Boudreau
Homme de main
Mike Chute Mike Chute
Bourreau
Emilie Miskdjian Emilie Miskdjian
La suppliciée
Isabelle Chasse Isabelle Chasse
La créature
Xavier Dolan Xavier Dolan
Antoine
Patricia Tulasne Patricia Tulasne
La mère
Jessie Pham Jessie Pham
Lucie 10 ans


Written by
Pascal Laugier Pascal Laugier
(written by)


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Thinking Man's Torture Porn

10 years, 8 months ago at Feb 18 10:15
5 votes
"Martyrs are exceptional people. They survive pain, they survive total deprivation. They bear all the sins of the earth. They give themselves up. They transcend themselves... they are transfigured."

Pascal Laugier's controversial horror movie Martyrs can be described as several things. Shocking, vicious, ugly, merciless, brutal, and sickening are a few adjectives which spring to min... read more

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10 years, 1 month ago at Sep 24 23:10
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Martyrs has become the measuring stick by which I evaluate the shock, disturbedness, and intensity of everything Ive watched since. Made in 2007, I originally found this title at Blockbuster of all places, and theres simply no way they realize what it is. Its not SO extreme that you cant sit through it, but its pretty f-ed up. This movie starts as your typical torture-porn, in the vein of Hostel, ... read more

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10 years, 2 months ago at Aug 11 11:45
3 votes
friend recommended this to we - and wow - what a film. Nice little twist, plenty of 'near the bone' scenes and some great effects - we worth watching.
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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Release date: 3 September 2008
Tags: Horror (21), French (13), Drama (12), 2008 (11), Torture (11), France (10), Gore (9), Disturbing (7), Martyr (6), Brutality (6), Murder (6), Revenge (5), Religion (5), Violence (5), 2000s (5), Shocking (4), Blood (4), Lesbian Kiss (3), Child Abuse (3), Violence Against Women (3)
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