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Martyrs (F 2008)


Synopsis (possible Spoiler): 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

Simply insane! Don’t read up on it, don’t spoil it. It’s a monster. You either love it, or you hate it.

RT 63% (16 reviews) IMDb 7.1/10 (over 2100 votes)

À l’intérieur aka “Inside” (France 2007)

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Synopsis (possible spoiler): Still grieving over her recently deceased boyfriend, a pregnant woman becomes haunted by a mysterious woman.

First up – this movie is rated “R” for a reason. Forget any of the Hostel or Saw movies. To its credit, when you take away all the gore and fake blood, the movie is haunting and scary. The soundtrack works, the lighting is interesting. Disturbing, that’s for sure.

RT 100% (only 6 reviews) – IMDb 7.2/10 (over 1100 reviews)

(3 out of 5)

Angel-A (France 2005)

Synopsis (spoiler): André, a small-time ex-convict, seems to owe money to everyone in Paris, including a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn’t repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well. She jumps, and he jumps too, suddenly resolving to save her life. After scrambling ashore, she tells him her name is Angel-A. Together, they take a cruise on the Seine, repay André’s creditors, visit a Parisian nightspot, and more, as Angel-A helps André. He learns that for this purpose she has fallen out of the sky and into his life. André finds himself falling in love with this mysterious beauty.

Typical Luc Besson, stylish, clever, sexy and funny. And Rie Rasmussen is amazing. (And yeah, it’s a bit much towards the end…)

Low ratings on RottenTomatoes however RT: 45% – it fared better on IMDB: 6.7/10.

Here the Trailer:

(4 out of 5)