7 Days (2010)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 33

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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.

18 thoughts on “7 Days (2010)

  • March 10, 2020 at 3:55 am
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    absolutely amazing film. I haven’t been this emotionally invested in something that could be considered a horror movie before. thank you effedupmovies

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    • March 29, 2020 at 8:21 pm
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      Wow this movie is pretty crazy.
      Good one

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  • April 22, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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    It was good. Great performances, but the movie overall, I personally did not feel anything about it was amazing.

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    • November 3, 2020 at 2:49 am
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      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.

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      • February 20, 2021 at 8:54 pm
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        What? Your comment is hard to make sense of!

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    • October 20, 2020 at 4:12 am
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      Seeing the daughter like that was incredibly disturbing. Especially since I hadn’t expected her to be that young.

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  • August 21, 2020 at 3:45 am
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    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.

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  • September 1, 2020 at 5:21 am
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    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.

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  • September 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm
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    Good film and fantastic acting sad story

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  • December 14, 2020 at 5:36 pm
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    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.

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  • January 19, 2021 at 2:41 am
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    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.

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  • January 20, 2021 at 12:35 am
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    Incredible movie, so sad

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  • January 22, 2021 at 5:45 am
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    Revenge is a dish best served cold.

    Fantastic film!

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  • February 2, 2021 at 5:57 am
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    Great movie!

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  • February 14, 2021 at 3:44 am
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    Even though he raped and murdered a little girl it’s still hard to watch.

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    • February 15, 2021 at 4:39 am
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      So youre saying even though he raped and murdered a little girl its hard to watch? Sounds like you’re a pedo.

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