Amelie + Martyrs

Amélie + MartyrsEric struggles to do the show. Why the sadistic pairing? Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Amelie. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. Learning about the french via film. Living your quirks. Genre bending and classification. A comfortable distortion of physics. The influence and absence of Marc Caro. Dominique Pinon and Ron Perlman. A different sense of dark comedy. Fucking and the french. Fucking is ok! The American taboo. Are the things Amelie is doing right? Is it ok to lie for good? The best use of the Amelie garden gnome. The influence of American horror on the french. French extreme revisited. Smashcuts! The Flying Tom Tom. Uncertainty. What does the ending of Martyrs mean? Rape/Revenge.

Amelie: 5:32 | Martyrs: 29:06

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Also referenced: Pi, The Fountain, Tank Girl, Schindler’s List, The Triplets of Belleville, Micmacs, Alien, Man on Wire, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Spun, Requiem for a Dream, The Invention of Lying, Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects), Left 4 Dead, Inside, Drag Me to Hell, Hostel, Feast, Stuck, Funny Games, Hard Candy, The Fly, Altered States


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Released: February 8, 2002
Runtime: 122 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writer: Guillaume Laurant (scenario), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario), Guillaume Laurant (dialogue)
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.


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Released: September 3, 2008
Runtime: 99 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Starring: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

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.

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