“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.”
Every once in a while a film will appear that will truly grip you, excite and intrigue you, but most of all leave you with a feeling of “what the f*ck?!” that means you instantly go online after to see what other people are making of the ending, the subtext and the plot in general. Martyrs is one of those movies.
Directed by Pascal Laugier (Brotherhood of the Wolf) the plot focuses on Lucie played by Mylène Jampanoï who is on a quest to avenge the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child. Lucie and her close childhood friend Anna (Morjana Alaoui) embark on bloody warpath and Lucie quickly begins to unravel, whilst Anna is forced to re-live her friend’s terrible past.