7 Days (2010)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 70

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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.

32 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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      • September 28, 2021 at 3:45 pm
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        this is a movie which lgbtq-activists would hate.

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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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    • April 17, 2021 at 1:48 am
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      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!

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    • July 22, 2021 at 3:30 am
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      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.

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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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    • April 17, 2021 at 1:51 am
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      Revenge is, in fact, a dish best served cold. Much colder than what this pussy did to him. Mediocre and vanilla, in my opinion.

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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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      • June 12, 2021 at 7:01 pm
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        That’s what I was thinking. It looks like this person is into cheese pizza.

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  • March 13, 2021 at 7:43 pm
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    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.

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  • March 28, 2021 at 11:06 am
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    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.

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  • April 17, 2021 at 1:44 am
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    I was really looking forward to seeing this pedophile suffer but this is just vanilla.

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  • June 15, 2021 at 7:01 am
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    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.

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    • June 15, 2021 at 9:50 pm
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      The Tortured (2010)??

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      • June 16, 2021 at 12:52 am
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        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.

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  • June 16, 2021 at 6:46 pm
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    This movie is very similar to a the skin I live in 2011

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  • August 4, 2021 at 8:50 am
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    I didn’t think this movie deserved 4.5, I would give it 3 stars at best. Still really appeciate you at
    EUM

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  • October 1, 2021 at 9:31 pm
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    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

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