Question about the end of ‘Martyrs’

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Question about the end of ‘Martyrs’

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I just wondered what people who’d seen the French film, Martyrs, made of its ending?

I should probably put a note about SPOILERS here…

What do people think Anna whispered to the old lady to make her blow her brains out?

And what does ‘Keep doubting’ mean?
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Post by DGB »

I think the point is that it is ambiguous.

SPOILER

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She could have told her that she saw heaven/an afterlife etc and the woman killed herself to get there quicker.

or

She said there was nothing there, and the woman killed herself cos there was nothing left to hope/quest for.

That's what I took anyways.
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Post by bohan »

i took it that she was told the afterlife did not exist
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Post by Wolfshade »

i think she whispered "this film really isn't as intelligent as the director thinks it is"
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Post by Dom »

Wolfshade wrote:i think she whispered "this film really isn't as intelligent as the director thinks it is"
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Post by PeterPan »

Wolfshade wrote:i think she whispered "this film really isn't as intelligent as the director thinks it is"
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Dom wrote:
Wolfshade wrote:i think she whispered "this film really isn't as intelligent as the director thinks it is"
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Post by krispyg »

Or maybe that Inside was a much better film?
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Re: Question about the end of ‘Martyrs’

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A_Scanner wrote:I just wondered what people who’d seen the French film, Martyrs, made of its ending?

I should probably put a note about SPOILERS here…

What do people think Anna whispered to the old lady to make her blow her brains out?

And what does ‘Keep doubting’ mean?
I cant in all honesty say I'm a fan of Martyrs but appreciate many are. Personally my reaction was after the movie ended was "huh ?" then I thought about it a little, decided ambiguous and also decided I'd never feel the need to see it again. If youre interested check out the IMDB message boards - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029234/boa ... /136468403 - quite a lengthy session seems to have gone on discussing the ending. Many opinions seem to say ambiguous, at least one thinks he is absolutely positively totally correct in his interpretation ...... that particular guy doesnt have an opinion ... he just knows he's right .... m'kay. Read and make your own mind up :)
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Post by PeterPan »

krispyg wrote:Or maybe that Inside was a much better film?
That's cos' she was obviously delirious after being beaten half to death and then skinned. No one would be able to talk sense after that. :wink:
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Post by krispyg »

Or maybe Frontiere(s) was

No one will no till Pascal can answer that question
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Post by Spencer »

i thought she said well was it worth all the hype ?
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Post by DavieT »

Spencer wrote:i thought she said well was it worth all the hype ?
Nice one ;)
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Post by Pumpkin »

You might be interested in this interview with Pascale Laugier http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39602#
What a shame that he has been taken off the Hellraiser project - probably the first remake I could have got a little bit enthusiastic about!
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My guess is the La Horde director will now be hired, then taken off the Hellraiser project :wink:
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