Movie Review: Martyrs (2008) October Horror Fest (14)

Martyrs from 2008 has got some interesting rating of 7.1 which is pretty high for a horror movie...
Seven horror awards... nice.

A movie by  Pascal Laugier with a beautiful Mylène Jampanoï on the role of Lucie and Morjana Alaoui on the role of Anna - also very pretty.... (I will be very sorry to say this in end)

Usually I don't care If I make spoilers, because this blog is full of spoilers.... BUT in this movie, I am doing spoilers but will ruin the movie for you. So I will say first my review and then the spoiler-synopsis... Ok?


Review
Before everything, I will say this... This book impress me, a lot. But I cannot in good faith recommend to anyone. It's not to everyone. If you want a terror/horror movie then probably this one is a bit too much. My god... This movie should be a manual on "How to hurt a people until they crack...". Only watch it if you think you enjoy depressive, beyond-gore movies... This gore is not senseless.. It has a purpose...  Emotional Violence - That's what I would say... This movie will not make you laugh like some horror movies...  Btw, You can even watch this movie like two in one... The first half is the the dealing with emotional horrors endured by someone who was torture... The second part is dealing of those emotional horrors and trying to provide us with a purpose (twisted one I say).... a bit more.

Watch it and, you will never figure out the ending... you will feel repulsed and disgusted but you will continue to watch it... It will evoke a emotional response - anxious and disturbed I think.


Synopsis
Well you've got some information that a bunch of kids had been abuse or other horrific things in a medical facility.  We are catapulted several years later where a family of four is taking breakfast. Lucie enters their house with a shotgun and without mercy kills them all - asking "do you know what they did?" - "Why did you do that to me?"

Anna is upset with Lucie because they were only to be observe and then tell the police. But it seems Lucie is a bit crazy.... She then calls Anna who is says she will get to her. A strange naked being (a woman?) is targeting Lucie stabbing several times... Wtf?
She then start hearing and seeing things which are not there.... 

After Anna arrives she helps dispose the bodies and help Lucie with her demons, but it seems that the woman in the family was not dead and Anna tries to help her and when Lucie finds out she goes berserk killing the woman and striking Anna. Lucie start yet again to feel the damage of the ghost. She then kills herself. As Anna is cleaning the house she discovers a hidden door to a facilities where a cage woman full of scars lives... if you can call it being alive... My god I honestly didn't felt so disgusted and so sorry for what that woman had to suffer to be alive... her body full of scars, blood - my god the experiments on her...

She rescues the woman, who btw, resembles a lot the woman Lucie was afraid and seeing.... we got a flashback where we see Lucie escaping and watching in a room and that woman was already enduring pain... more than 15 years...

As soon as she is free she tries to kill herself - wow my goosebumps... but a group of people arrive and kill it before capturing Anna. 

"Mademoiselle: Lucie was only a victim. Like all the others. It's so easy to create a victim, young lady, so easy. You lock someone in a dark room. They begin to suffer. You feed that suffering. Methodically, systematically and coldly. And make it last. Your subject goes through a number of states. After a while, their trauma; that small, easily opened crack, makes them see things that don't exist."

This organization wants to what? To discover people who are not victims but martyrs? Hmm... 
So the Purpose of this movie is... How to  brake a person?

I wont put here what they've done to the girl in much detail... forcefeeder, shave her hair, spank her, again and again and again... For the all mighty gods... her face is horrible... What she must endure I can only contemplate... I can't even remember her unbeaten face... The purpose was done... she starts to hear Lucie who advise her "Let it go".

The woman who force feed's her says to Anna that everything is almost over. She doesn't have to be afraid. Then they take her to a strange machine... They remove her flesh except around her face... Only the muscle remains? OH MY FUCKING GOD!
And then she achieves what they were searching.. Her Eyes looking upwards... 

Mademoiselle then talks to her silently we, don't hear it and afterwards a bunch of people arrive at that house.

They say that in seventeen years, only four achieve martyrdom but she was the first to return to tell the tale.. of the other world and he went back to call for Mademoiselle who is telling them everything and a brief conversation takes place and Mademoiselle kills herself before saying anything...

We never learn if Anna die or not, but I doubt she could survive all those wounds... 
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