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3-4 Martyrs I & II Show Notes

Martyrs (2009)
Directed By: Pascal Laugier
Starring: Mylene Jampanoi, Morjana Alaoui, Catherine Begin & Isabelle Chasse
Produced By: Richard Grandpierre

In episode two, Danny watches a movie that’s been a long time coming – Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs (2009). We start by compensating for last week’s plot summary faux-pas with a character sketch and a plot summary that is almost certainly too long. We talk about a number of subjects, including whether or not we’d mercy kill each other, PTSD and the basement beast. And after so many attempts, Pappy finally watches Martyrs with Danny.    

Works Cited

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Caruth, Cathy. Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History. Maryland: John Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Granofsky, Ronald. The Trauma Novel. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1995.

Lacan, Jacques. Ego in Freud’s Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis, 1954 – 1955. Trans. Sylvana Tomaselli. Cambridge: The University of Cambridge Press, 1988.