Thursday, September 10, 2009

Trailer: 'Les sept jours du talion'

Do you like thrillers? Well, I'm sure that in the upcoming months, you'll be well served. On February 5, 2010 (this is what I know for now), the film Les sept jours du talion (which means "The Seven Days of the Lex Talionis" in French) will be released in Quebec. By the way, the film is adapted from a novel of Patrick Senécal, a novelist who is often compared to Stephen King.

From lef to right: Rémy Girard, Martin Dubreuil and Claude Legault. They respectively play Sgt. Det. Hervé Mercure, Anthony Lemaire (the man who killed Bruno's daughter) and Bruno Hamel, the leading character who kidnaps Lemaire in order to kill him.

The story

Bruno Hamel (Claude Legault) is a surgeon who succeeded in life. He happily lives with Sylvie (Fanny Mallette), his wife, and Jasmine, their daughter. However, after Bruno let his daughter go play outside, Jasmine is found dead (and raped). When Jasmine's killer (Martin Dubreuil) is arrested and ready to go in court, Bruno has one idea in his mind: he wants to take the chance to kidnap the "monster". Besides, while in hiding (with the "monster" as a hostage), he tells to the police that he'll torture the killer for seven days and kill him. Afterwards, Bruno plans to turn himself in to the authorities. Nonetheless, will Sgt. Det. Hervé Mercure (Rémy Girard) manage to arrest both Anthony Lemaire and Bruno as the clock is ticking?

My thoughts

Few words: I can't wait to see this film since I've read the novel. Judging from the trailer, the film will be quite close to what we've got in the novel. Moreover, the leading actor is Claude Legault and the director is Daniel Grou, aka Podz, who directed the outstanding TV series Minuit, le soir (I LOVED it).

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