Written by: morguex
Very few movies have ever left me totally drained, numb and absolutely stunned and I have to say “Martyrs” is one of those type of movies, this movie goes way beyond almost any movie I have seen for quite a few years now.
A young girl named Anna (Morjana Alaoui) who disappeared a few months earlier is found wandering the street, screaming is absolute terror, she is bloodied and suffering from obvious abuse.
Anna is picked up by the local authorites and taked to a hospital where she is befriended by a young girl named Lucie (Mylene Jampanoi) , Anna will tell no one what has happened to her except Lucie.
15 Years goes by and Anna armed with a shotgun, knocks on the door of the people she believes are responsible for her torture and abuse 15 years earlier, The carnage that follows is shocking and sudden.
The acting in this film is brilliant (Morjana Alaoui) plays the part of Anna to perfection, not overdone or over acted in any way, the pain, suffering and torture she portrays is very believable and honest. The same can be said for Lucie (Mylene Alaoui), the look of shock at what she is seeing Anna commit is again played to perfection, her more dominating role played later on in the movie will show even more of her acting skills.
Very well done, but very dark as most of the movie takes place inside buildings and underground tunnels, don’t expect any beautiful scenes from this film, there aren’t any, but then this is not a pretty movie to begin with, it is a very dark and horrifying movie and the cinematography suits it very well.
The music in this movie was very well done and suited the movie very well, it added very nicely to the overall feel and atmosphere of the movie, the right music at the right time.
Sit back, clear your mind, shut off the lights and enjoy the ride this movie will provide, it is not an easy movie to watch, it will shock you and leave you thinking about it for a long time after the ending credits have finished. I personally thought about this movie for quite a few days after watching it, had a hard time with what I had just seen, but loved it to no end.