7 Days

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Daniel Grou
Production: Sundance Selects
  9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Did you save your patient, Daddy?

Of course.

You know I'm the best.

Sure. And me?

You're the best at being naughty.

Something else.

Something else? Hold on...

You're the best little girl in the worId.

Hold my hand.

I'll deliver my invitations after Iunch.

Your party's in 2 weeks.

Come with me.

Princess, I'm beat.

Ask Mom, she'll help you.

No, I want to go with you.

Daddy's tired, Jasmine.

After school, ok?

No, I'll just do it by myseIf.


I didn't get my dessert.

My dessert.

Thank you.


If no one's home, leave

the invitations in the mailbox.

I know, Daddy.

I Iove you.

I need to sleep.

Mute the phone on yourway.

I'm onIy going in 15 minutes.

We have time.

Sylvie, I'm exhausted.

You can just lie there.

I'll take over.


I brought Jasmine her homework.

What do you mean?

She wasn't at school this afternoon.

Is she sick?


You didn't see her?.

- No.





Why didn't they call?

They Ieft a message.

She wasn't at school after Iunch.

Didn't you answer?

I was asleep. You know.


When did you wake up?

Around 2:

And you onIy listened to it now?

Do you normally drive her to school?


Well, she often goes on her own.

Does she waIk with anyone,

a friend?

Not today.

- Not today?

How was she? What was she wearing?

She was wearing a pIaid skirt and...

...gray tights with boots.

Brown boots with...

She was carrying invitations.

Did she have a hat or a schoolbag?

Awhite coat with fur.

- She had a braid.

Thank you.

ShouId we follow her route to school?


We couId go to the park,

ask her friends.

We can go right now.

- Yes.

In case she calls.

We'll find her.

We'll find her.

She's aIways with Ben,

who lives there.

We'll find her.

- Or in the fieId in back.

You go here, I'll go there.

She never does this.

She usually calls or...

Does she know peopIe there?

She has friends,

she's aIways with them.

We'll Iook over there.




Dr Hamel, stay here. Dr Hamel.

Dr Hamel.

Dr Hamel, stop.

Don't go there, Dr Hamel.

Don't go there.

Don't go there.

Seven Days

Seven Days...

Dr Hamel?

Detective Sergeant Mercure speaking.

Sorry to bother you at this difficuIt time.

We think we've found

your little girI's murderer.


We have solid material evidence.

Plus we analyzed the DNA...

...of the sperm we found.

lt matches the suspect's DNA.

ln my opinion the trial will be a formality.


Dr Hamel?

Step aside, pIease. Step aside.

Mr. Lemaire?

- Do you have anything to say?

A new twist in the case

of 8-year- old Jasmine Hamel...

...found raped and murdered four days ago.


...the police have found enough evidence

to arrest a prime suspect.

He is a 31-year- old laborer...

...named Anthony Lemaire,

who moved to Drummondville

a few months ago.

He'd previously lived in St Hyacinthe,

where he was charged for sexual assault.

He was released for lack of evidence.

But now,

in the case of Jasmine Hamel,

the evidence seems more conclusive.

How Iong will he get?

About 15 to 25 years.

25 years.

Where are you going?

The hospital.

Work will do me good.

So soon?

Maybe you shouId go back to the gallery.

It'll help you forget.

I don't want to forget.

See you tonight.

This isn't for a friendly game of poker.

Not asking questions and keeping

your trap shut is part of the contract.

It sounds kind of suspicious.

This is a small town here, Mr...?

I toId you, it won't happen here.

How Iong can I think it over?

20 seconds.

There are other towns,

other handymen.



Apartment for rent...

How are you spending your days?

You know, I'm at the hospitaI.

That's not true.

I called.

I even Ieft messages on your cell.

Oh yeah...

You never listen to messages.

What I'm asking is simpIe.

For two minutes' work you pocket $10,000.

Think fast.

$5,000 now, $5,000 after.

$20,000, as agreed.

PIus $10,000 a day if you don't talk.


Every day for a week

you'll get another $10K.

UnIess you talk.

If you talk, I'll know.

$10,000 a day?

You can be sure I won't talk.

We won't meet again.

day one...

Dan, are you aIright?

Wake up. Wake up.

Open your eyes, come on.

What is it?

- Can I help?

I'm a doctor.

He bIacked out.

I don't know what's wrong.

Get him out, he needs air.

What happened?

- I dunno. He just fainted.

Hold him up, I'll get my bag.


Dan, talk to me. Open your eyes.

Hey. Hey. Stop.

What are we doing here?

Where are we, f***?

The driver is being questioned.

We located the van.

Your husband drugged him.

The driver Iost consciousness.

We don't know how he pulled it off.

What's he trying to do?

We expect to find Lemaire's corpse

within a few hours.

No, impossible.

That's not like Bruno.

So you don't know anything?


You said your husband has been out a lot.

l thought he was going...

That he...

That he what?

I don't know.

Do you aIways know where your wife is?

My wife is dead.

You don't know where he might be hiding?

A hoteI, a country pIace, a cottage?


We wanted to buy something

but we never got very far.

I want you to write down

everyone you know.

Relatives, friends, everyone.

We'll question his colleagues

at the hospitaI.


You understand,

we have to tap your phone.





What's going on?

Why am I tied up like this?

What is this?

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Patrick Senécal

Patrick Senécal is a French-Canadian writer and scenarist known for his horror oriented drama novels. His work is often compared to Stephen King. He got a lot of his work adapted to cinema. Senécal is also well known in Québec for his unique dark genre. more…

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