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Martyrs (2008 film) *Disturbing Images Warning

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Sypnosis:

Fifteen years after a horrifying experience of abduction and prolonged torture, Lucie embarks on a bloody quest for revenge against her oppressors. Along with her childhood friend, Anna, who also suffered abuse, she quickly descends, without hope, into madness and her own delusions. Anna, left on her own begins to re-experience what Lucie did when she was only twelve years old.

Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin

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Martyrs is French-Canadian drama horror film that was recently remade in America. The original movie was one of the few movies that made my standards for horror movies a lot higher than it was before. It wasn’t just for the gore or blood, where there are a lot. There was actually a story to this one that makes you want to not turn away from the screen even after the whole bathtub scene. Don’t get me started on the SFX make up on this film. Come on.

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I do not recommend this film to everyone though. A friend of mine saw this film and was bothered about it for days. This film is mostly for people who are really into this type of movies or people who aren’t and just want their mind f*cked for a few days.

Mylène Jampanoï and Morjana Alaoui really made me like this film. There wasn’t any of those ” horror movie acting”. I haven’t seen the American version of the film, but it is stored away in my computer somewhere. I’ll probably watch it after I ran out of series to binge watch or looking for my fix of horror film. If you can recommend any horror movies such as Martyrs and Inside. I’d love to hear them.

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A Mentally Challenged Man Trying to Keep His Mother’s Only Wish Alive At Any Cost While Trying to Reconcile With His First And Only Real Crush.

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Babo or alternative title Miracle of a Giving Fool was one of the movies that really stuck with me. I found this movie after searching other movies of Ha Ji-Won, one of my favorite korean actress. This was the time where I just finished watching a 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant. Had no idea about the film, just went head first and went on a roller coaster feel trip. The movie pretty much starts light hearted, makes you go “Oh its one of those romantic comedies where the guy gets the girl”. WRONG. Babo goes a lot deeper than your cliche romantic comedy. I am not going spoil anything, but let me just say this film really made me appreciate my family (particularly my pain in the ass brothers) even though there are times where I want to strangle them and hide there bodies under cement.

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Ha Ji-won ( Secret Garden, Closer to Heaven) and Cha Tae-Hyun ( My Sassy Girl, Windstruck) should be enough to convince you to see this movie. These are two of the actors that really got me into watching Korean Movies. If you are looking for other great movies from Ha Ji-won look into Closer Into Heaven. This movie is pretty much torture, but the good kind of torture. My number one favorite from Ha Ji-won would be Daddy Long Legs, that is definite must watch. This movie is one of those that I would recommend until I die. Other movies of these amazing actress you should look into is Love So Divine, 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant, Sex is Zero and Ditto. If you are into horror films check her out in Phone and Nightmare.

 

If you have other movies to recommended, I’d love to hear them!