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Title:
Martyrs
Author:
Laugier, Pascal, screenwriter, director.
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Weinstein Co., [2009]

© 2009
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A young girl is horribly abused and years later, with the help of another abused girl, she sets out seeking revenge on her tormentors. Little do they know of the truly unimaginable horrors that await them.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

"Genius Products"--Container.

Special features: introduction by writer/director Pascal Laugier; The making of Martyrs, an hour-long documentary; teaser; trailer.
Language:
French
Reading Level:
Unrated.
Added Uniform Title:
Martyrs (Motion picture). French and English.
UPC:
796019818544
Format :
DVD

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Director Pascal Lauguier follows his 2004 thriller House of Voices with this relentlessly brutal tale of a girl who suffered unimaginable abuse as a young child, and the unspeakable horrors that unfold when she arrives at an isolated cabin in the woods fifteen years later. The story begins as the young, badly battered Lucie (Mylène Jampanoï) -- obviously the victim of inhuman abuse -- is hospitalized after somehow managing to escape her sadistic captors. Nearly catatonic after her life-altering ordeal, Lucie only manages to become functional again as a result of her friendship with Anna (Morjana Alaoui), a fellow abuse victim who selflessly reaches out to the badly damaged girl. Fifteen years later, Lucie guns down an entire family in cold blood. Is Lucie seeking belated vengeance against the people who tortured her as a young girl, or has her fragile psyche finally snapped, resulting in the bloody demise of an innocent family? Later, when Lucie calls on her old friend Anna, the truth about Lucie's traumatic early life experience slowly comes into focus. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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