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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Catherine Bégin ...
Robert Toupin ...
Le père
Patricia Tulasne ...
La mère
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Marie
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Antoine (as Xavier Dolan-Tadros)
Louise Boisvert ...
Mère d'Anna (voice)
Jean-Marie Moncelet ...
Étienne
Jessie Pham ...
Lucie 10 ans
Erika Scott ...
Anna 10 ans
Isabelle Chasse ...
La créature
Emilie Miskdjian ...
La suppliciée
Tony Robinow ...
Docteur
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La femme bourreau
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Storyline

Fifteen years after a horrifying experience of abduction and prolonged torture, Lucie embarks on a bloody quest for revenge against her oppressors. Along with her childhood friend, Anna, who also suffered abuse, she quickly descends, without hope, into madness and her own delusions. Anna, left on her own begins to re-experience what Lucie did when she was only twelve years old. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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They did not finish to be alive...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing/severe aberrant behavior involving strong bloody violence, torture, child abuse and some nudity | See all certifications »

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3 September 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mártires  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In Pascal Laugier's previous film House of Voices (2004), the main character is called Anna Jurin. In Martyrs, Anna is one of the female leads' character names, whilst Lucie Jurin is the other. See more »

Goofs

As the mother is kicked into the pit, a body flinches to brace itself for the impact of the mother falling on him. See more »

Quotes

Lucie: Is this making you sick? Can you smell that smell? Smells awful, huh? Every time she bent over me, I could smell that, every day. Understand? And it smelled different when she beat me.
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Connections

Referenced in My Pure Joy (2011) See more »

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Your Witness
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User Reviews

 
Greatest Movie Ill Never Watch Again
28 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not knowing what to expect, and prejudice towards french films had me wondering if this was worth my precious time. Well it delivered for me movies have to meet 3 criteria:

1) Don't let figure out the ending.

This movie had me fooled but never confused. 2) Do something to keep me watching.

There were times when I was repulsed and disgusted by this movie

but couldn't stop watching it. 3) Evoke a emotional response

There wasn't a moment in this movie where i wasn't feeling

anxious or disturbed

This was a great movie and i would recommend everyone watches it but it should come with an extreme warning, this movie was not scary, it was disturbing and at time you'll feel ashamed of yourself for watching it. But, In the end you'll be glad you did.


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