• Director

    Pascal Laugier

  • With

    Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin

  • France-Canada 2008. 99min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    18

  • English subtitles

The apex of the new wave of French horror, Martyrs divided the critics at its Cannes premiere. Lucie (Jampanoï) claims revenge against the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child, unwittingly leading herself and her friend Anna (Alaoui) into a trap. Martyrs is a film infected with violence: brutal, unforgiving, and perhaps the holy grail of gore, but never seems exploitative.

Contains scenes of graphic violence and strobe lighting that some viewers may find distressing.