The horror film of the year this very well seems to be. A horror film with a heart and soul and a exploding vision of fury, Martyrs, should easily unsettle the most jaded of cinephiles. The film seems very much 70’s influenced and according to its director, heavily indebted to Possession by Andrzej Zulawski and Tenebre by Dario Argento.
The wool picture in the 2nd image is very much a nod to Serpico according to its director Pascal Laugier.
* Not safe for work or for those easily offended
::: Discussion among several in Cannes after its market screening (including Karim Hussain) – ZONEBIS
::: More Cannes Reaction (Video) – FilmsActu
::: And More Reaction from Cannes (Video) – EXCESSIF TV
::: 3 clips of the score
Official stills that were used in the original international release of the film.