7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion)

2010

7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion)

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Bruno Hamel, il a 38 ans et il est chirurgien. Avec Sylvie, sa conjointe, et Jasmine, sa fille de 8 ans, il habite heureusement en Drummondville. Jusqu'à ce que Jasmine, par un bel après-midi d'automne, soit violée et assassinée. Dès lors, l'univers de la famille Hamel bascule. Mais lorsque la police arrête le meurtrier, un terrible projet germe dans la tête enténébrée de Bruno; il va s'emparer du monstre et lui faire payer. Le jour de la comparution du meurtrier, Hamel, qui a minutieusement préparé son coup, kidnappe le monstre, puis transmet aux autorités policières un message laconique: celui qui a violé et tué ma petite fille va souffrir pendant 7 jours, après quoi il sera exécuté. Ensuite seulement, je me rendrai.

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Critic Reviews for 7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

  • Director Grou lacks the gene for sheer, bloody exploitation, he also doesn't know how to rack up the tension and get under viewers' collective skin.

    Jan 26, 2010

    Robert Koehler

    Variety
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  • Despite the blood and gore, 7 Days is a cut above the usual splice-and-dice horror festival, but it's not for the squeamish or fainthearted.

    Jan 20, 2010 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Observer
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  • A masterpiece that will make the world sit up and take notice of what is the perfect portrayal of the psychology of a man.

    Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Like most brave thrillers that delve into very dark places, '7 Days' is not so much "fun" as it is fascinating.

    Apr 6, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This first feature from Daniel Grou, which recently premiered at Sundance, has much to offer.

    Feb 1, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • ...one of the most gripping thrillers to come around in quite some time.

    Jan 27, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion)

  • Sep 30, 2014
    An emotionally dark and brutal movie, but with the over extended silences and poor camera work the only person that feels like they are being tortured is the audience!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2011
    Quite a good movie, raises some interesting questions about what someone would do in the same situation. All I'm going to say is that I find it hard to feel sympathy for any child rapist/murderer if they find themselves in this situation. Anyway, the message gets sort of muddled in all the violence. It's actually not as violent as I was expecting, probably for the better too, but what is there is definitely not easy to watch, which is as it should be. The performance from the main actor is also really strong. So overall it's a really strong movie, not the best of its kind, but a good watch nonetheless.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2011
    A pretty decent movie too bad I was expecting more therefore I must say that I'm a bit disappointed.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2011
    A gut-wrenching and extremely uncomfortable drama that follows a man yearning for revenge and doing things he could have never imagined himself capable of doing, and while it is surprisingly moving, it nevertheless goes a bit too far in its poor, shallow symbolism.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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