Xavier and Mike are back with a review of Impetigore (2019) written and directed by Joko Anwar starring Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, and Marissa Anita. This Indonesian horror film has been listed at the top of many people’s top horror film lists of the year.
Also discussed is Martyrs (2008) by Pascal Laugier starring Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, and Catherine Bégin. Martyrs is a story of pain and was a unique movie when it came out. More than a decade later, we will see how Laugier’s French horror film holds up.
Maya with her best friend, Dini, tries to survive in a city without a family. She realized that she might inherit a property from her rich family. Maya returns to the village with Dini and unaware of the danger was waiting for her.
Director: Joko Anwar
Writer: Joko Anwar
Stars: Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita
Country: Indonesia | South Korea
Release Date: 23 July 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 106 min
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.
Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin
Country: France | Canada
Release Date: 3 September 2008 (France)
Budget: EUR3,390,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,149,138
Runtime: 99 min