7 Days (2010)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 104

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AKA: Les 7 Jours du Talion
Directed by: Daniel Grou
Starring: Claude Legault (Hamel), Martin Dubreuil (Lemaire), Fanny Mallette (Sylvie Hamel), Remy Girard (Det. Mercure), Rose-Marie Coallier (Jasmine Hamel)
Country: Canada
Language: French (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:50:55
Genres: Captivity-Kidnapping, Religion, Gruesome, Old-Young, Family, Violence against Men, Revenge, Torture

Plot – Spoilers:
The young daughter of a successful surgeon Hamel is raped and murdered while out distributing invitations to her upcoming birthday party. Though the killer is found within a week, Hamel just can’t get over the brutal loss, especially when he feels there was an outside chance he might have been able to prevent it.

So before the killer Lemaire can be produced in court, Hamel decides that justice served by the law is just not good enough…

7 days is a wonderfully exhausting experience in revenge and its effects on the perpetrator and throws up confusing questions about morals and principles.

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katelyn
katelyn
March 10, 2020 3:55 am

absolutely amazing film. I haven’t been this emotionally invested in something that could be considered a horror movie before. thank you effedupmovies

Africa Carey
Africa Carey
Reply to  katelyn
March 29, 2020 8:21 pm

Wow this movie is pretty crazy.
Good one

Rockwell
Rockwell
Reply to  Africa Carey
September 28, 2021 3:45 pm

this is a movie which lgbtq-activists would hate.

svhwewgw
svhwewgw
Reply to  Rockwell
March 22, 2022 11:17 am

simply because they are biggest pervert animals on this planet XD

nyct
nyct
Reply to  svhwewgw
April 27, 2022 1:26 am

stfu

pa04ris
pa04ris
April 22, 2020 4:33 pm

It was good. Great performances, but the movie overall, I personally did not feel anything about it was amazing.

Jimothy
Jimothy
Reply to  pa04ris
November 3, 2020 2:49 am

No. Performance was not impressive. Certain executions were flawless, however reliant on luck rather than understanding of crew (ex: near end – scene begins 19:25 remaining – he smug laughs after looking at the criminal).

I can’t believe the courage (read: stupidity) of the actor portraying the bad guy to associate such horrible traits/ideas (i.e. his transgressions in the film) to his (real) face in the context of this movie. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that “crème de chantilly” sounds very nice and so it is.

Sue
Sue
Reply to  Jimothy
February 20, 2021 8:54 pm

What? Your comment is hard to make sense of!

Nicole Graham
Nicole Graham
June 4, 2020 8:48 pm

Good.

Marnie
Marnie
Reply to  Nicole Graham
October 20, 2020 4:12 am

Seeing the daughter like that was incredibly disturbing. Especially since I hadn’t expected her to be that young.

Pamela
Pamela
July 24, 2020 1:20 am

Good, worth watching.

Tyler
Tyler
August 21, 2020 3:45 am

This movie has always stuck with me. Seen it three times now. Perfect for this site. Highly recommended. [SPOILER] Watching him read what that medicine is about to do him, then seeing his terrified face just go slack… and the single tear that falls down his numb face as his insides are violated – Jesus, it gives me chills just thinking about it. It really makes you think about morality and revenge.

Danzig
Danzig
September 1, 2020 5:21 am

I think that the concept is great and has a perfect actors to do it, but… they might be more creative and did more things at the torture, is the only thing that i can call bad in this film.

Emma
Emma
September 22, 2020 8:06 pm

Good film and fantastic acting sad story

meh
meh
December 14, 2020 5:36 pm

Disappointing and not convincing. Most grieving parents in his situation would have been much more creative and made each of those 7 days count. No remorse. No pity.

gorehound
gorehound
Reply to  meh
April 17, 2021 1:48 am

exactly! I’m not a parent and even I was thinking of much worse things he could do to make this pedophile suffer. He deserved so much worse!

Martin
Martin
Reply to  meh
July 22, 2021 3:30 am

What do you know about it? Are you a grieving parent? You know what happened when we all find out that my dad was a pedophile? That a girl was abused in our family and there was 5 guys built like football players grieving? Nothing man. He wasn’t beaten, he didn’t go to prison, everybody froze in pain and it shattered the family for decades. Life is not a movie.

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
Reply to  Martin
April 27, 2022 5:26 am

So what you’re saying then is that those who talk don’t know and those who know don’t talk. That’s always made sense to me, but the world we live in is full of people that are always ready to offer an opinion on things that they haven’t a clue about. That’s why I fucking hate people that always say shit like “They Should pass a law against…They should torture to death…They should blah blah blah”. whenever you hear that, you know that you are listening to a sheep that’s on auto-pilot stupid and desperately wants to be led.

Joey
Joey
Reply to  MR BRIMSTONE
June 25, 2022 6:51 pm

Agreed

Thanks for your post too, Martin, an uncommonly frank and non-egotistical and truthful account of real life

This is this
This is this
January 19, 2021 2:41 am

People who watch this film often disregard the aftermath of Dr. Hamels actions. He is going to be tried and convicted, not just for kidnapping Lemaire, but also the mother of the other victim. Not to mention the attempted murder, assault, and to a lesser extent breaking and entering and destruction of property. Lemaire will probably have his sentence severely reduced due to the pain he suffered due to the failure of the justice system. All in all, the good doctor did more harm than good in the long run in that he suffers, the mother is traumatized, his wife is alone, and the killer gets off easy. That being said, it is arguable that the colostomy evens the score between Hamel and Lemaire. But not for the rest.

Certainly not for the girl.

JB
JB
January 20, 2021 12:35 am

Incredible movie, so sad

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
January 22, 2021 5:45 am

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Fantastic film!

gorehound
gorehound
Reply to  Dr. Lecter
April 17, 2021 1:51 am

Revenge is, in fact, a dish best served cold. Much colder than what this pussy did to him. Mediocre and vanilla, in my opinion.

InvincibleLiver
InvincibleLiver
February 2, 2021 5:57 am

Great movie!

Jeremy Adkins
Jeremy Adkins
February 14, 2021 3:44 am

Even though he raped and murdered a little girl it’s still hard to watch.

Beta
Beta
Reply to  Jeremy Adkins
February 15, 2021 4:39 am

So youre saying even though he raped and murdered a little girl its hard to watch? Sounds like you’re a pedo.

Karen
Karen
Reply to  Beta
June 12, 2021 7:01 pm

That’s what I was thinking. It looks like this person is into cheese pizza.

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Beta
June 25, 2022 6:51 pm

What an absolutely pathetic response

Vic
Vic
March 13, 2021 7:43 pm

Great movie. One of my favorite parts of the movie is the very last word Dr. Hamel says at the end. Very well acted, no music at all (which adds to the realism) but a very sad movie. Within the first 12 minutes I burst in to tears and I did so at the end too.

Zed Man
Zed Man
March 28, 2021 11:06 am

Another great French movie. Love these revenge type films of which there are plenty but this one was better than others, it felt more real and suspenseful. Recently watched ”Hate Crime” (also on this site) and thought it was pretty tame considering all the controversy about it. In other words it was weak as piss. Wanted to leave a comment on it only to find the comment section shut down due to some dickwads tossing around racist shit and abusing other commenters and rightly so.

The Real Zed Man
The Real Zed Man
Reply to  Zed Man
December 15, 2021 11:08 am

I did not write this comment. Someone is impersonating me and I wish they would stop. Yes, I do eat shit often and I jack off to gay torture porn but that is no reason for someone to steal my identity. What is this world coming to when people are allowed to live in your head rent free. I’m taking a stand and making a new club – The Shit Eaters Club – and we will not tolerate imposters.

A concerned friend
A concerned friend
Reply to  The Real Zed Man
December 15, 2021 11:22 am

OK – I’ve had just about enough of this. Zed Man may be a moronic petulant teenager who has knee-jerk reactions and exaggerated emotional outbursts, but to say that he eats shit and jacks off to gay porn is going too far. Why not just give it out straight?

The Real Zed Man
The Real Zed Man
Reply to  A concerned friend
December 15, 2021 11:43 am

Fuck you – a concerned friend. You should mind your own beeswax. I’m the REAL Zed Man – not some phony imposter. I do eat shit and violently jack off to gay porn and, yes, I am giving it out straight. Stop trying to meddle in my business. I do have moronic knee-jerk reactions by that is my concern – NOT YOURS!

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Zed Man
June 25, 2022 6:52 pm

probably because “Hate Crime” was absolutely horribly acted. Z-grade actors crying without tears, holding their barely-roped wrists up to their chests

gorehound
gorehound
April 17, 2021 1:44 am

I was really looking forward to seeing this pedophile suffer but this is just vanilla.

Karen
Karen
June 15, 2021 7:01 am

This reminds me of another film I’ve seen. It was about these parents whose daughter was raped and killed. Both of them decide to take revenge against the killer and capture him while the prison is transporting him. They run the prison van off the road, and find two prisoners inside. One of them was arrested for some white-collar crime like tax evasion, and the other was their daughter’s killer. They take the person they think is the killer to a house in the woods and torture him for around a week. In the end, they find out that they caught the wrong person. They were torturing the white-collar criminal. Does this film sound familiar to anyone? I think cannot think of the name to save my life.

shakeyspeary
shakeyspeary
Reply to  Karen
June 15, 2021 9:50 pm

The Tortured (2010)??

Karen
Karen
Reply to  shakeyspeary
June 16, 2021 12:52 am

That’s it. I didn’t remember it having Bill Moseley in it, so I looked over it when I was trying to find the movie. After you said something, I looked up the trailer, and found it was The Tortured I was looking for. Thanks.

Rampage666
Rampage666
June 16, 2021 6:46 pm

This movie is very similar to a the skin I live in 2011

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
August 4, 2021 8:50 am

I didn’t think this movie deserved 4.5, I would give it 3 stars at best. Still really appeciate you at
EUM

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
October 1, 2021 9:31 pm

Yeap.. good.. not Wow great but a good watch and definitely a moral compass point check for any parent or decent human being . Enjoyed it

Alice
Alice
November 10, 2021 12:00 pm

I gave it a 5-star, for the pace of the movie, for no melodramatic music or exaggerated emotional expressions… I just think that the victim’s father is sloppy & lenient in punishing the criminal, he could’ve finished him off but his emotions got the best of him…When the rapist is released from the prison one day, he’s going to exact revenge on the wife, and he still has his hands to molest children, the father should’ve amputated the rapist’s arms as well.

Sylvia Perry
Sylvia Perry
November 13, 2021 4:36 am

Amazing film. Now I may be no movie expert or what have you but I am a masochist and that chain scene was pretty epic. Not to mention if you’ve ever been raped or some one you love has been raped and you only dream about the opportunity to retaliate this will most certainly is an orgasm waiting to happen for you so please enjoy!

Zaiedo
Zaiedo
December 8, 2021 6:40 pm

Thank you effedupmovies moderators for you hard work to bring these original good movies ????

Harrison
Harrison
December 30, 2021 1:18 am

It was good

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
March 11, 2022 12:12 pm

A good revenge film that focuses on the morals of seeking revenge and how it effects you. Solid, but nothing exceptional and (imo) other revenge films have done it better. Fantastic revenge films on EUM to watch being Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, and I Saw The Devil. This film, 3.5/5 sledge hammers

Lange
Lange
March 14, 2022 7:08 pm

Dans le genre, et en bien plus haletant je trouve; il y a “la jeune fille et la mort” (titre de Schubert) avec Sigourney Weaver et Ben Kingsley.
C’est l’histoire d’une femme, traumatisée par les tortures infligées durant son incarcération pendant la guerre en Amérique du sud, elle vit recluse avec de son mari. Ils sont vraiment au milieu de nul part.
Un soir, son mari fait venir à la maison un type qui à eu un problème de voiture. Elle, d’une autre pièce, entend la voix du mec, et ai persuadée qu’il s’agit de son bourreau de l’époque. Son mari ne l’a croit pas, le mec ne comprend rien… Et ça part dans tous les sens.
Vraiment pour ceux qui ne l’ont pas vu, regardez le! Collabo, bourreau ou juste victime?

(thank traductor)
In the genre, and much more breathless I find; there is “the young girl and death” (title of Schubert) with Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.
It is the story of a woman, traumatized by the torture inflicted during her incarceration during the war in South America, she lives as a recluse with her husband. They really are in the middle of nowhere.
One evening, her husband calls a guy home who has had a car problem. She, from another room, hears the voice of the guy, and I persuaded that it is about his executioner of the time. Her husband didn’t believe her, the guy doesn’t understand anything… And it goes all over the place.
Really for those who haven’t seen it, watch it! Collaborator, executioner or just victim?

Jack
Jack
April 4, 2022 9:51 pm

Brutal

Hatemale
Hatemale
April 5, 2022 10:26 am

Should’ve started by chopping off his sick lil weener ????

kyubey1
kyubey1
April 30, 2022 9:43 am

everything about this movie is just very amazing, respect

Matisse
Matisse
May 27, 2022 1:25 pm

Some elements are akin to the film titled ‘Prisoners’, another of Villeneuve’s pièce de résistance. It features Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman, both actors were impetuously and exceptionally absorbing, confronting and unrestrained performances.

Matisse is a whore
Matisse is a whore
Reply to  Matisse
May 27, 2022 4:52 pm

What???!!! You think you are a movie critic??? Jeez…

Rumpel
Rumpel
May 27, 2022 8:34 pm

Beautiful… but I have to agree with everyone else here, there could be so much more pain inflicted. also rape penalties are extremely low worldwide

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Rumpel
June 25, 2022 6:54 pm

All you idiots are missing the point of the movie. If you just want to watch some fictional mo being pretend-tortured, watch an August Underground movie and change the narrative in your mind

Vincent Vega
Vincent Vega
July 2, 2022 9:53 am

Good movie, recommend the watch but not if you are looking for torture porn…
Is really hard to stomach but less for the torture scenes and more by the pain and suffering from the father (great actor). The end felt a bit disappointing (I guess everybody wanted things to go extreme) but nonetheless nice movie!