Monday, June 02, 2008

"MARTYRS" : NEW FRENCH SADISM GOES KINKY?

Up next in the juvenile French horror scene is Martyrs. Screened at Cannes, it's been picked up for distribution in most of Europe, Asia, and North America (probably straight to video like the recently imported merde de Fran├žais Fronteir(s) and Inside). Leaked stills have already drawn comparisons to Inside... they both have an apparent affinity for "toilet gore":

Keeping in line with the sub-genre, the early buzz on Martyrs is that it "oudoes" it's predecessors. So much so that this time the French ministry of culture is wanting to give it an 18 rating (I'm guessing this is somewhat equivalent to the U.S. stamp of NC-17).

Like the stills and posters for Fronteir(s) which asked "What are your boundaries...?", the poster for Martyrs seems to be pushing that boundary line past pure sadism into some sort of sexual abuse chic:

The below drawing was concept art by the director Pascal Lauglier:

And here is a poster for the film, showcasing the movie's two female leads - bloodied and bruised, with pursed lips and open mouths. Classy...

We are reaching a new low...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, this movie actually has nothing to do with sex at all. So you should probably get your fact straight before you start blogging.

tim said...

You're a fucking tard. Watch Martyrs before you form an opinion, you cunt.