Polytechnique (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 50

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Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Maxim Gaudette (Killer), Sébastien Huberdeau (Jean-François), Karine Vanasse (Valérie), Evelyne Brochu (Stéphanie)
Country: Canada; Effed Up Canadian Cinema
Language: French (Eng Subs); Effed Up French Movies
Runtime: 01:16:58
Genres: Based on a True Story, Mass Killings, Violence against Women

Plot – Spoilers:
He hates women especially feminists, who could be any woman in a non-traditional role. But he’s not above tomming on his female neigbours. So it might be that he hates them because he wants them so much. What I can’t have, I will destroy.

Based on the 1989 mass shootings at a Montreal engineering school, the killer there had applied twice and failed to secure admission. In his case, there’s more of a backstory available for those interested in an opinion on his possible motives. With the film however, anyone’s guess is equally valid.

There’s a needless diversion that seems to be some kind of statement about women making it in engineering, but Polytechnique is mostly focused, in its style, and on the crime.

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Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
January 26, 2022 10:46 am

Hello! Great acting,great story.French movies are very good.thx!

joe126
joe126
January 26, 2022 11:46 am

Heavy stuff. I recall when that happened, was major news of course.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
January 26, 2022 4:41 pm

Didn t know this was based on a true story

amak
amak
January 27, 2022 6:39 am

regardless of the content, this was some beautiful b&W

fred fat
fred fat
January 27, 2022 11:27 pm

great film from a great director – only the french can produce a film with sensitivity out of such horrendous subject matter

Amr
Amr
January 28, 2022 1:17 am

With all due respect to the victims of this horrific attack, but the film is so BOOOORING!!

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
January 28, 2022 3:28 pm

OK!! but i dont understand why is so much hate here.I am here to watch movies and make pertinent comments.Why we have to argue? maybe my comments are not the best or smart but i dont think i deserve to be called stupid.

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
January 29, 2022 9:05 am

DRAMAAAAAAA

Ned
Ned
January 29, 2022 8:19 pm

This site continues to deliver quality films that can be hard to find. Too bad there is so much hate on the site. Just say one wrong word and you will have someone wanting to slit your throat. The hate mongers can continue to fuck themselves.

archangel
archangel
January 29, 2022 10:22 pm

anybody in this thread s moke weed

Bad bitch
Bad bitch
January 30, 2022 12:09 am

I attend one of the polytechnic engineering schools, the one located in Paris and I just wanna say that I worked extremely hard on my graduation grade to get it. It’s an elite school and they only let smart people in. Also i’m a girl. That incel was just mad women were smarter than him and got in. Incels and woman haters are nothing but pathetic losers with a masculinity as fragile as egg shells. Women are not your doormats anymore and guess what they don’t need to submit to demeaning traditional roles either. So go fuck yourselves cause no high quality woman will touch an incel not even with a 10 meters stick. Feminism did a good job turning your kind into the butt of the social ladder.

Badgertown
Badgertown
January 30, 2022 5:18 pm

I agree with Ned 100% – people getting lynched over one innocent comment is ridiculous.

But Zed Man you’re a fine one to talk about “Fucked Up People”. You’ve been yelling and arguing in the comments and getting baited by trolls whereas any sane person would just ignore them. Not only you’re a hypocrite, you seem quite easy to piss off judging from your comment history.

TheTaxman
TheTaxman
January 31, 2022 12:26 am

These comments are brilliant, Just pure caining this bird. Made my night

Captain Spaulding
Captain Spaulding
February 1, 2022 4:02 am

Thank you so much for adding this film I’ve been wanting to see it for a long time since it happened where I live, Denis Villeneuve makes such good movies and yet it’s only one I couldn’t find amywhere

Last
Last
February 3, 2022 5:49 am

(Thought train) Personally, I liked films like Elephant better, but this does a really good job at looking at the situation plainly. It hits hard. I went through a tough week recently involving assault and have been thinking a lot about the relationships between men and women, how men feel ostracized and women are demonized (to put it broadly). Although obviously, this is nowhere near the main point or theme of the film, it still makes me hold hope that we can still spread awareness about mental health and the futility and overarching destructive nature of sexism and how it is ingrained in the culture, bc we all know there are still boys out there who hold these murderers as their icons and heroes and men who could care less if a woman is murdered or assaulted.

Last
Last
February 3, 2022 9:04 pm

Feel free to fight me and this movie was fine but Villeneuve is one of the most overrated Hollywood directors of all time and every time I accidently see one of his movies all I feel is “well… that was mid.”

Svart Helvete
Svart Helvete
February 6, 2022 12:04 am

I thought this was a well made movie and I enjoyed watching it. I felt the tension! The acting was good. This was a tragic and effed up movie!

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
February 7, 2022 10:15 pm

Special. You can say what you want about Dune, but Villeneuve is a great director.

Alice
Alice
February 9, 2022 4:08 pm

Simple… Just enjoy the movies & ignore the energy vampires if you value your time, energy and health.

Yeux
Yeux
February 13, 2022 5:48 pm

Another good movie. Thanks adm.

I read about the case some time ago, and is nice to see the movie here.
Well, What can you expect from a left wing progressive country like Cucknada, where they glorify mental illness, and are all about inclusivity, tolerance and multiculturalism? You just have to see the movie, some dangerous freak that probably suffered ASPD (at some point he even states that he was rejected by the police for being ”antisocial”) going around walking free, instead of being locked in a cell in a psychiatric hospital, until either he learned to act like a normal human or permanently or with a bullet in his head. Yet, there he was, free. Terrible.

And on top of it, a fucking incel loser. Maybe i saw wrong, but the movie insinuated that there was a girl he liked there hahaha. Is funny that his whole reason to commit a shooting, was because he ”hated feminists”, yet he just went and kill a bunch of random girls that probably had nothing to do with feminists, just some random irrelevant students. Incels freaks like him are all about ”hating women” but they will never touch feminists groups. They will just go a kill randoms. At the end of the day, incels, feminists, etc are all left wing scum. Groups of people that suffer from severe mental problems and their whole life revolves around hate, resentment, envy and entitlement. And people like that should be prune for the greater good.

Happy Unicorn
Happy Unicorn
April 1, 2022 6:12 pm

Pussy pass…DENIED!!

Bigfatsalads
Bigfatsalads
April 4, 2022 7:54 am

They all deserved it

Artis
Artis
April 21, 2022 10:35 pm

If you are not into school shooting this movie is trash.
And black and white kolor all movie long, a big no no.

Matisse
Matisse
May 27, 2022 1:26 am

Sepulchral. Villeneuve produces visually inventive, uncompromising, and umbrageous cinematography. Coherent of human identity and trauma.

V
V
September 27, 2022 6:21 am

nice shot with the blood merging – kinda transgressive – hell isn’t other people, it’s just people