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Catherine Bégin Catherine Bégin
Mademoiselle
Robert Toupin Robert Toupin
Le père
Patricia Tulasne Patricia Tulasne
La mère
Xavier Dolan Xavier Dolan
Antoine
Louise Boisvert Louise Boisvert
Mère d'Anna


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Thinking Man's Torture Porn

8 years, 9 months ago at Feb 18 10:15
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"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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8 years, 2 months 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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8 years, 4 months ago at Aug 11 11:45
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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 (22), French (15), Drama (12), Torture (12), 2008 (12), France (10), Gore (9), Disturbing (7), Murder (7), Brutality (6), Martyr (6), 2000s (6), Violence (5), Religion (5), Revenge (5), Shocking (4), Blood (4), Cult (4), Kidnap (3), Esoteric (3)
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"Writer-director Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs leaves you with the scopophilic equivalent of shell shock. The gauntlet that his film’s heroine, a “final girl” who’s abducted and tortured by a religious cult straight out of a Clive Barker novel, is forced to endure is considerable. Which is like saying that King Kong is big, Vincent Price’s performances are campy, and blood is red. Laugier’s film is grueling because there’s no real way to easily get off on images of simulated violence. "


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"The cult is a metaphor for/stereotype of Baby Boomers This is my favorite movie theory. Did any of you who have seen Martyrs notice the ages of most (if not all)of the cultists? The cult, facing age and eventually death, had no problem with sacrificing the young. It seems quite similar to the stereotype of Boomers "sacrificing" younger generations. "


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