OMG! Oh! My! God!
If there is a movie I recommend people to not watch, it’s this! I was warned to not watch this movie but you know me, yuri would make me walk on fire if it came down to it and so I went and saw the damn movie ‘cause like I said…YURI!
I will never bat an eye in horror movies anymore! I have seen a lot of Korean and Japanese, JAPANESE gore movies but not a single one holds a candle to this movie!!!! Yes, I will give you a minute to soak that in! It took me years to soak that in! I got this movie in 2010 but I am only blogging about it now, why? Because I was so not ready! I am still not ready and so I am hoping to go all psychological on my mind to get back to a resemblance of normalcy by sharing this movie!
MARTYRS goes down as the No.1 most disturbing movie I have ever seen. And this list includes movies from the likes of Iguchi Noboru and Park Cha-wook! And yet! Even as it is so very very disturbing, it is also one of my favourite horror movies and movies in general too. It isn’t all about gore and horror but the film grips you so tightly, from your mind to your body to your full attention with it’s near perfection execution and legendary acting. The way it was split into two perspectives/focuses with each part focusing on either one of our girls got me all jumpy like I was on drugs or something.
This kind of perception division first OWN’d me in my favourite book ever…Sarah Waters’ FINGERSMITH when the story was told in three different perspectives, one from Sue, the other from Maud (The couples in the book) and the last one kind of joined, even though it was mostly following Sue. And so when MARTYRS pulled this trick on Lucie and Anna, I lost the sane part of my mind that was left over too.
Once again, I take this opportunity to ask you all to turn away from this movie, and if you could from this post too but I know you ain’t gonna so I will at least try to save your sanity by diluting this post to a mere 20% of what the actual movie is like and talk mostly about Lucie and Anna. But then again, I can’t discuss them without going into deeper details so please, for the love of innocence, if you are weak of hear or under 20, please, don’t read.
Still here? Alright then…
|Mylène Jampanoï as Lucie||Morjana Alaoui as Anna|