"Martyrs" wass written and directed by Pascal Laugier and debuted at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and has been hailed by most horror websites/publications as one of the best horror films of the decade.
I'm not really into giving away the plot of this film as it would ruin the whole experience;I feel its best not to know what to expect when your watching it, like I did. But the gist of it is its about a young girl Lucie who is being held captive and subjected to vicious abuse and degradation.
Now, I'm a fan of dark,disturbing movies but "Martyrs" completely raised the bar on how just how dark and depressing a film can be!The film genuinely disturbed me and left an impact on me for days later. The abuse and degradation Lucie is subject too is unrelenting, particularly in the final half hour, and the ending scene still freaks me out everytime i think about it.
The violence is quite extreme, which has led to it being stuck with the 'torture porn' label. however, while Martyrs rightly deserves its R rating, it's also extremely thought provoking. For fear of spoiling the story for you I wont fill you all in on what you'll be thinking about!
If you like your films dark and disturbing then you owe it to yourself to check this film out. Be warned however, it will definately be one of the most unnnerving and uncomfortable film experiences of your life.let me know what you guys think after you watch it!
Check out the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNpDiQimK6U&feature=PlayList&p=81F85B4FA779A1AE&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=67