Seven Days

Original title: Les 7 jours du talion

Bruno Hamel is a 38-year-old surgeon who lives in Drummondville with his wife, Sylvie, and their eight-year-old daughter Jasmine. Like many happy people, Bruno leads 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 alleged murderer is arrested, a terrible plan forms in Bruno’s darkened mind: he plans to capture the “monster” and make him pay for his crime.

The day the suspect appears in court, Hamel – who has prepared his plan in great detail – kidnaps him and later sends the police a brief message stating that the rapist and murderer of his daughter will be tortured for seven days and then be executed. Only once this task is accomplished will Bruno give himself up.




Patrick Senécal


Nicole Robert


Rémy Girard
Claude Legault
Fanny Mallette

Official selection

Sundance Twentyten Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA, 2010
Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, CA, USA, 2010
Cinefranco Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2010
Outaouais Film Festival, Canada, 2010
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Belgium, 2010
Weekend of Fear Festival, Germany, 2010
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Switzerland, 2010
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea, 2010
Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, 2010
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Spain, 2010
Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, France, 2010
FICFA – International Festival of Francophone Film in Acadie, Canada, 2010
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, 2010

2011 Genie Awards

Nomination – Best Make-up
Nomination – Best Overall Sound
Nomination – Best Sound Editing
Nomination – Best Adapted Screenplay

Prix Jutra 2011

Nomination – Best Supporting Actor – Martin Dubreuil
Nomination -Best Photography
Nomination -Best Sound
Nomination – Best Editing
Nomination -Best Make-up
Nomination -Most honored and projected film outside Quebec