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Bruno Hamel is a thirty eight year old surgeon. He lives in Drummondville with his wife Sylvie, and their eight year-old daughter Jasmine. Like many happy people, he is leading an uneventful life until a beautiful fall afternoon, when his daughter is raped and murdered. From then on, the world of the Hamel family collapses. When the murderer is arrested, a terrible project germinates in Bruno's darkened mind. He plans to capture the "monster" and make him pay for his crime. The day the murderer appears in Court, Hamel, who had prepared his plan in great detail, kidnaps the monster and later sends the police a brief message stating that the rapist and murderer of his daughter was going to be tortured for 7 days and then executed. Once this task accomplished, he will then give himself up. Written by
There is no music in the entire movie, not even during the end credits. See more »
Speaking as a physician, the blow to the perpetrator's right femur, just above his knee joint was sufficient to fracture the femur. Typically a crush injury or other damaging injury to a person's lower extremities causes a fatal shock. In war these injuries are quickly treated with a blood substitute until the person can be moved into a better care facility. In earlier war like WWII, many lives were salvaged that had been lost before because of shock and death. There, they were saved with the venous infusion of plasma. In later conflicts another infusion might be chosen on a battlefield such as Dextran which is the preferred blood volume expander. For a person to survive (as shown in the film) without this regimen is very unlikely. He later does start intravenous infusion, after using the chain to traumatize the victim, yet the victim lived. All are inconsistent with additional sustained life. See more »
"Does knowing your wife's murderer is behind bars make life any more
"7 Days" is a powerful and brutal film about a happily married surgeon
who as a result of the rape and murder of his daughter falls into a
dark obsession with revenge. WARNING: this movie is VERY graphic and
not for the easily offended or people with a weak stomach. "7 Days"
deals with a very difficult subject matter and does not hold back.
Claude Legault (Bruno) and Rémy Girard (Hervé) did an incredible job
with the acting. Fanny Mallette (Sylvia) also did wonderfully, though I
would have liked to have seen more of her throughout the movie. I found
myself wondering why the director did not feature more of the mother's
struggle. There is one scene in particular that showcases the raw
talent Legault and Mallette have. It was a tour de force of brilliant
However, the movie is not without it's faults. One of the more
interesting decisions made by the director was to not include a musical
soundtrack. This worked I think in favor of the atmosphere but there
could have been some fill in music at times. It seemed like the
director was trying to fill holes in the story a bit too hard. There
were a couple of things that didn't make much sense to do and the
ending left a little to be desired.
"7 Days" may not be the cream of the crop of revenge flicks, but it
does succeed where others fail. It is such a harrowing subject matter
and is shot in such a realistic way that you are forced to have an
emotional response, whether you like it or not. There are some powerful
visuals that will stay with you for days, possibly months after.
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