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* OneWordTitle: ''Martyrs''


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* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:The Mademoiselle acts like an affable philosopher, but thinks nothing of torturing people to death in an obsessive quest to find the secrets of the afterlife.]]


The film was remade in 2016 by a US company. While the remake is LighterAndSofter than the original film, it's not any easier a watch for the faint of heart.

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The film was remade received an American remake in 2016 by a US company.from Blumhouse Productions. While the remake is LighterAndSofter than the original film, it's not any easier a watch for the faint of heart.


The film was remade in 2016 by a US company. Most of it was recreated shot for shot, but some differences exist. This version was panned by critics and audiences alike.

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The film was remade in 2016 by a US company. Most of it was recreated shot While the remake is LighterAndSofter than the original film, it's not any easier a watch for shot, but some differences exist. This version was panned by critics and audiences alike.the faint of heart.



* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle]].

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle]].[[spoiler:The Mademoiselle.]]



* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle at the end, after Anna tells her the secrets of the afterlife. What aspects of Anna's confession drove her to suicide are left unknown]].

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* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Mademoiselle at the end, after Anna tells her the secrets of the afterlife. What aspects of Anna's confession drove her to suicide are left unknown]].unknown.]]



* BadassLongcoat: [[spoiler: The mooks who arrive at the house halfway through the movie wear these]].

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* BadassLongcoat: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The mooks who arrive at the house halfway through the movie wear these]].these.]]



* BigBad: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle]].[[spoiler:The Mademoiselle.]]



** [[spoiler: Anna after she is flayed.]]

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** [[spoiler: Anna [[spoiler:Anna after she is flayed.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Lucie cuts her own throat after taking her revenge, and the Mademoiselle shoots herself at the very end after learning about [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow the afterlife]]]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Lucie [[spoiler:Lucie cuts her own throat after taking her revenge, and the Mademoiselle shoots herself at the very end after learning about [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow the afterlife]]]].afterlife]].]]



* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle]].
* ForeignRemake: An American remake was released in 2015 with some changes from the original.
* [[ForScience For Philosophy]]: The torturers do not do it for the sake of sadistic pleasure, and it is repeatedly emphasized that no overt sexual abuse happens to the victims. Rather, it is for the sake of [[spoiler:Mademoiselle trying to observe and study the afterlife.]]
* FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler: Lucie's tormentor is completely nude and covered in scars.]]

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* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle]].
* ForeignRemake: An American remake was released in 2015 with some changes from the original.
* [[ForScience For Philosophy]]: The torturers do not do it for the sake of sadistic pleasure, and it is repeatedly emphasized that no overt sexual abuse happens to the victims. Rather, it is for the sake of [[spoiler:Mademoiselle trying to observe and study the afterlife.
[[spoiler:The Mademoiselle.]]
* ForeignRemake: An American remake was released in 2016 with some changes from the original.
* ForScience: The torturers do not do it for the sake of sadistic pleasure, and it is repeatedly emphasized that no overt sexual abuse happens to the victims. Rather, it is for the sake of [[spoiler:Mademoiselle trying to observe and study the afterlife]].
* FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler: Lucie's [[spoiler:Lucie's tormentor is completely nude and covered in scars.]]



* {{Gorn}}: Plenty, most notably [[spoiler:Anna being skinned alive.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Most of the torturers get away completely scot free. The only ''remote'' upside is that the family that tortured Lucie and the Mademoiselle are both dead.]] Arguably ''subverted,'' however. [[spoiler:Whatever the Mademoiselle heard, it caused her to ''immediately'' shoot herself in the head. From a certain point of view, this can be taken as a sign that it was AllForNothing, and that their whole AncientConspiracy -- despite nominally working -- was an utter failure.]]

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* {{Gorn}}: Plenty, most notably [[spoiler:Anna being skinned alive.]]
alive]].
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Most [[spoiler:Most of the torturers get away completely scot free. The only ''remote'' upside is that the family that tortured Lucie and the Mademoiselle are both dead.]] Arguably ''subverted,'' however.There's a case to be made that this was subverted, however -- or subverted twice, depending on your perspective. [[spoiler:Whatever the Mademoiselle heard, it caused her to ''immediately'' shoot herself in the head. From a certain point of view, this can be taken as a sign that it was AllForNothing, and that their whole AncientConspiracy -- despite nominally working -- was an utter failure.]]



* LighterAndSofter: The ForeignRemake is this with much of the graphic violence toned down. It also has a 'happier' ending with [[spoiler:the torturers being killed.]]

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* LighterAndSofter: The ForeignRemake is this with much of the graphic violence toned down. It also has a 'happier' ending with [[spoiler:the torturers being killed.]]killed]].



* TheRemake: A US version was made in 2016. It is generally considered quite inferior. Major differences occurred midway on: [[spoiler:Lucie is captured rather than killing herself, Anna escapes to rescue her and alerts the police (so the torturers won't go unpunished-she also kills several). However still Lucie dies near the end, with both her and Anna viewing whatever the afterlife is.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Deconstructed. Lucie goes on one against those she thinks tortured her, but [[spoiler:even after she kills them all, the manifested SurvivorGuilt she has from her imprisonment continues to haunt her and eventually drives her to suicide.]]

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* TheRemake: A US version was made in 2016. It is generally considered quite inferior. Major differences occurred midway on: [[spoiler:Lucie is captured rather than killing herself, Anna escapes to rescue her and alerts the police (so the torturers won't go unpunished-she also kills several). However still Lucie dies near the end, with both her and Anna viewing whatever the afterlife is.]]
is]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Deconstructed. Lucie goes on one against those she thinks tortured her, but [[spoiler:even after she kills them all, the manifested SurvivorGuilt she has from her imprisonment continues to haunt her and eventually drives her to suicide.]]suicide]].



* TheUnreveal: Near the end, [[spoiler:Anna whispers something to Mademoiselle, and the audience doesn't hear it. The rest of the conspiracy doesn't hear it either, because the Mademoiselle blows her brains out shortly afterwards.]]

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* TheUnreveal: Near the end, [[spoiler:Anna whispers something to Mademoiselle, and the audience doesn't hear it. The rest of the conspiracy doesn't hear it either, because the Mademoiselle blows her brains out shortly afterwards.]]afterwards]].


''Martyrs'' is a French-Canadian horror movie by Pascal Laugier, starring Morjana Alaoui and Mylène Jampanoï. Due to its controversial amount of graphic violence, it's a heavily polarizing film often deemed one of the most disturbing of all time, and it has been associated with the New French Extremity movement of films.

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''Martyrs'' is a French-Canadian horror movie by Pascal Laugier, starring Morjana Alaoui and Mylène Jampanoï. Due to its controversial amount of and pervasive graphic violence, it's a heavily polarizing film often deemed one of the most disturbing of all time, and it has been associated with the New French Extremity movement of films.


* {{Remake}}: A US version was made in 2016. It is generally considered quite inferior. Major differences occurred midway on: [[spoiler:Lucie is captured rather than killing herself, Anna escapes to rescue her and alerts the police (so the torturers won't go unpunished-she also kills several). However still Lucie dies near the end, with both her and Anna viewing whatever the afterlife is.]]

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* {{Remake}}: TheRemake: A US version was made in 2016. It is generally considered quite inferior. Major differences occurred midway on: [[spoiler:Lucie is captured rather than killing herself, Anna escapes to rescue her and alerts the police (so the torturers won't go unpunished-she also kills several). However still Lucie dies near the end, with both her and Anna viewing whatever the afterlife is.]]



The film was remade in 2016 by a US company. Most of it was recreated shot for shot, but some differences exist. This version was panned by critics and audiences alike.





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* {{Remake}}: A US version was made in 2016. It is generally considered quite inferior. Major differences occurred midway on: [[spoiler:Lucie is captured rather than killing herself, Anna escapes to rescue her and alerts the police (so the torturers won't go unpunished-she also kills several). However still Lucie dies near the end, with both her and Anna viewing whatever the afterlife is.]]


* BlownAcrossTheRoom: This happens right after the father opens the door for Lucie, at which she shoots him with a shotgun.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: This happens right after the father opens the door for Lucie, at which she shoots him with a shotgun. It also occurs when the rest of the family are shot.


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* SympatheticMurderer: Lucie murders her torturers and their children. However, given what they did to her, and the obvious mental illness it caused her, she doesn't really lose sympathy.


* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Happens right after the father opens the door for Lucie.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Happens This happens right after the father opens the door for Lucie.Lucie, at which she shoots him with a shotgun.



** [[spoiler:The steel facemask and the "diaper" are stapled into the victim.]]

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** [[spoiler:The steel facemask face mask and the "diaper" are stapled into the victim.]]



* [[ForScience For Philosophy]]: The torturers do not do it for the sake of sadistic pleasure, and it is repeatedly emphasized that no overt sexual abuse happens to the victims. Rather, it is for the sake of [[spoiler:Mademoiselle trying to observe and study the Afterlife.]]

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* [[ForScience For Philosophy]]: The torturers do not do it for the sake of sadistic pleasure, and it is repeatedly emphasized that no overt sexual abuse happens to the victims. Rather, it is for the sake of [[spoiler:Mademoiselle trying to observe and study the Afterlife.afterlife.]]



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:One interpretation on what happens to the Mademoiselle.]]

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:One interpretation on of what happens to the Mademoiselle.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Most of the torturers get away completely scot free. The only ''remote'' upside is that the family that tortured Lucie and the Mademoiselle are both dead.]]
** Arguably ''subverted,'' however. [[spoiler:Whatever the Mademoiselle heard, it caused her to ''immediately'' shoot herself in the head. From a certain point of view, this can be taken as a sign that it was AllForNothing, and that their whole AncientConspiracy -- despite nominally working -- was an utter failure.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Most of the torturers get away completely scot free. The only ''remote'' upside is that the family that tortured Lucie and the Mademoiselle are both dead.]]
**
]] Arguably ''subverted,'' however. [[spoiler:Whatever the Mademoiselle heard, it caused her to ''immediately'' shoot herself in the head. From a certain point of view, this can be taken as a sign that it was AllForNothing, and that their whole AncientConspiracy -- despite nominally working -- was an utter failure.]]



* SchoolgirlLesbians: Lucie and Anna.


* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: {{Inverted|Trope}}. This movie was released with the page image as the poster in most regions. However, the Japanese poster was [[https://www.jposter.net/images/products/martyrs.jpg this]] (possible [[SpoilerCover spoiler alert]].

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: {{Inverted|Trope}}. This movie was released with the page image as the poster in most regions. However, the Japanese poster was [[https://www.jposter.net/images/products/martyrs.jpg this]] (possible [[SpoilerCover spoiler alert]].alert]]).


* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle at the end, after Anna tells her the secrets of the afterlife]].

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* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle at the end, after Anna tells her the secrets of the afterlife]].afterlife. What aspects of Anna's confession drove her to suicide are left unknown]].



* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle again]].

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* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler: The Mademoiselle again]].Mademoiselle]].


''Martyrs'' is a French-Canadian horror movie by Pascal Laugier, starring Morjana Alaoui and Mylène Jampanoï.

The story is about Lucie, a torture victim who escapes from her captors. She's sent to an orphanage where she meets and befriends Anna, a fellow child abuse victim. While the police and the media investigated Lucie's predicament, the perpetrators were never caught, so Anna pledges to help Lucie track them down. Fifteen years later, Lucie seizes the chance to have her revenge.

The film is exceedingly graphic, but also contains plenty of PsychologicalHorror.

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''Martyrs'' is a French-Canadian horror movie by Pascal Laugier, starring Morjana Alaoui and Mylène Jampanoï. \n\n Due to its controversial amount of graphic violence, it's a heavily polarizing film often deemed one of the most disturbing of all time, and it has been associated with the New French Extremity movement of films.

The story is about Lucie, a torture victim who escapes from her captors. She's sent to an orphanage where she meets and befriends Anna, a fellow child abuse victim. While the police and the media investigated Lucie's predicament, the perpetrators were never caught, so Anna pledges to help Lucie track them down. Fifteen years later, Lucie seizes the chance to have her revenge.

The film is exceedingly graphic, but also contains plenty
revenge, and [[FromBadToWorse things spiral out of PsychologicalHorror.control from there]].



!!Martyrs offers examples of:

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!!Martyrs !!''Martyrs'' offers examples of:



* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[Main/InvertedTrope Inverted]]. This movie was released with the page image as poster in most regions. However, we had, [[Main/{{Squick}} uh]], [[http://www.ukhorrorscene.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Martyrs1.jpg this]] (possible [[SpoilerCover spoiler alert]]) for the Japanese release.

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[Main/InvertedTrope Inverted]]. {{Inverted|Trope}}. This movie was released with the page image as the poster in most regions. However, we had, [[Main/{{Squick}} uh]], [[http://www.ukhorrorscene.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Martyrs1.the Japanese poster was [[https://www.jposter.net/images/products/martyrs.jpg this]] (possible [[SpoilerCover spoiler alert]]) for the Japanese release.alert]].



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Anna's final state: skinned alive and left in a catatonic state, her expression petrified.]]



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted with Anna.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted ''heavily'' with Anna.Anna, who's almost unrecognizable by the end.



* ChunkySalsaRule: Lucie vs the wife. The second blow is followed by a closeup shot of the skull caving in, and she keeps hammering away for a while.

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* ChunkySalsaRule: Lucie vs vs. the wife. The second blow is followed by a closeup shot of the skull caving in, and she keeps hammering away for a while.



** Arguably ''subverted,'' however- [[spoiler: whatever the Mademoiselle heard, it caused her to ''immediately'' shoot herself in the head. From a certain point of view, this can be taken as a sign that it was AllForNothing, and that their whole AncientConspiracy- despite nominally working- was an utter failure.]]

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** Arguably ''subverted,'' however- [[spoiler: whatever however. [[spoiler:Whatever the Mademoiselle heard, it caused her to ''immediately'' shoot herself in the head. From a certain point of view, this can be taken as a sign that it was AllForNothing, and that their whole AncientConspiracy- AncientConspiracy -- despite nominally working- working -- was an utter failure.]]



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:The wife.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:The wife.wife survives Lucie's shotgun blast. Anna tries to help her, but Lucie catches her in the act and kills the wife with a hammer.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Lucie goes on one against those she thinks tortured her.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Deconstructed. Lucie goes on one against those she thinks tortured her.her, but [[spoiler:even after she kills them all, the manifested SurvivorGuilt she has from her imprisonment continues to haunt her and eventually drives her to suicide.]]



* SurvivorGuilt: Lucie feels guilty about abandoning a fellow victim.

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* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:The creature that stalks Lucie feels guilty about abandoning is revealed to be a fellow victim.psychological manifestation of her guilt for leaving behind another torture victim as she escaped.]]

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** Arguably ''subverted,'' however- [[spoiler: whatever the Mademoiselle heard, it caused her to ''immediately'' shoot herself in the head. From a certain point of view, this can be taken as a sign that it was AllForNothing, and that their whole AncientConspiracy- despite nominally working- was an utter failure.]]


* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The steel facemask and the "diaper" are stapled into the victim.]]

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* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
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[[spoiler:The steel facemask and the "diaper" are stapled into the victim.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Anna survives, but is left catatonic, and most of the torturers get away with everything.]]



* Main/{{Euroshlock}}: Obviously.

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* Main/{{Euroshlock}}: {{Euroshlock}}: Obviously.


''Martyrs'' is a French-Canadian horror movie starring Morjana Alaoui and Mylène Jampanoï.

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''Martyrs'' is a French-Canadian horror movie by Pascal Laugier, starring Morjana Alaoui and Mylène Jampanoï.

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* Main/{{Euroshlock}}: Obviously.

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