*WARNING: The film we cover this week contains extremely violent content that is discussed during the episode. Please listen carefully to the trigger warnings at the top of the episode, and skip it if you need to!*
Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! Join your hosts this week as they cover the 2008 French Extremism film Martyrs (directed by Pascal Laugier). There's no sugar coating this one, folks; it's brutal, it's violent, it's horrific...but also, as Lisha harps on, it's beautifully written and contains multitudes (including incredible effects, as you'll hear Jules, erm, dissect). Listen as your hosts debate over the meaning of the ending, the big picture of the film, and how they'll never look at staples the same way again (insert grimace here).
Sources for this episode include imdb.com, wikipedia.org, and rottentomatoes.com.
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