In the meantime, I busy myself with keeping the machines oiled and the cogs spinning; and essentially that is all we are ever doing really, keeping balls in the air and keeping our lives in motion. To be honest, I do quite love the day to day things, the mundane and the predictable things, they are the things that make life comfortable and the difficulties bearable in a noisy world.
Regardless of how many times I have traveled abroad, I have never gotten tired of that completely wonderful moment when I return home and celebrate falling back into the arms of my loved ones, flopping onto my own bed and eating at the table with my own people again. It is something that is incomparable to anything else in this world, and far, far more precious than any exotic destination.
Sometimes falling back into line after a holiday can in fact be a fantastic thing, stepping back for the briefest of moments really can make you realise, that there is no place like home.
Release Date: 2008
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 94 mins
Directed by Pascal Laugier, this French language film may well be one of the most disturbing horror movies that I have ever encountered, mostly due to the graphic torture scenes that will leave you reeling in your seat and feeling sick to your stomach. This is most certainly not a film for anyone with weak constitution, but unlike other gore porn, aside from being mentally assaulted with the content, Martyrs does leave you thinking about how revolting violence is without giving any glorification to it's assailants, which many other gore-porns struggle to do.
Lucie, a missing youth, turns up in an almost catatonic state after escaping her demented torturers. Placed into an orphanage, she forms a friendship with Anna, who assists her with her cruel visions of a woman that continuously assaults and abuses her, and leads her to self harm in a very disturbing manner. Lucie believes that the vicious attacks will not end until she finds and kills her childhood torturers and quenches her need for revenge. Anna becomes drawn into Lucie's plight in the most shocking of ways.
There are some pretty unexpected twists here, the first half of the movie is horror, the second half is torture, so the tone definitely changes as well. Don't expect an easy ride out of this one, it's tough going from start to end. Critic reviews were polarized and the general public found it too intense and revolting, but if you have the stomach for it, I recommend a cautious look.
FINAL SAY: Just let go.
3 Chilli Peppers