Marta is a bracing, short feature-length film. I'd call it a thriller, but not in the conventional genre sense. The movie starts slowly with a father and son who live alone in a small house near the woods. Their's is an interesting relationship from the beginning, but the tension amplifies and the plot begins when the son discovers Marta. From there the movie is taut, vividly gruesome in physical, sexual, and emotional manners, and thrilling. The plot is not shocking, but is less than obvious, and the acting is great all around (admittedly, there aren't many roles involved). The shooting also has a sparse feel to it which matches the setting and story really well. I read that this wasn't representative of modern Czech film as a whole, but it's a good sign all the same.
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