Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

102 min.
Plot  Early one morning, Martha flees from an abusive cult in the Catskill Mountains that is led by an enigmatic leader, Patrick. She phones her sister Lucy, eventually asking for her help. Lucy picks her up from a nearby bus station and takes Martha to her lake house in Connecticut which she shares with her husband, Ted. Martha only tells Lucy that she had been living with her boyfriend in the Catskill Mountains, leaving out all mention of the cult. During the following days, Martha continues to exhibit unusual behavior, with little regard for the norms of conventional American society.

In a flashback, Martha is seen meeting Patrick for the first time. He declares that she "looks like a Marcy May". It is explained to Martha that the group is working toward being self-sufficient on their farm. Patrick rapes her, and afterward another woman assures her that she was "lucky" to have Patrick as her first sex partner. Later, he sings Jackson C. Frank's song "Marcy's Song" in front of the...



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Martha Marcy May Marlene
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United States




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