Polytechnique

2009

Crime / Drama / History

105
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 13,033

Synopsis


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Cast

Karine Vanasse as Valérie
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706 MB
1280*720
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
77 min
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1.42 GB
1920×1080
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
77 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chron 9 / 10 / 10

Cinematically Beautiful View Into an Ugly Event

As a piece of cinema, this is truly a sight to behold. The filming is beautiful in its ability to tell the story of a horrific shooting in Montreal in 1989. The black and white filming and the direction remind of the "Dekalog" by Krzysztof Kieslowski. The acting is exceptional. The performance by a young Karine Vanasse is powerful in its understated subtlety. The story is deeply moving. This type of plot isn't for everyone, but if realistic drama is enjoyable to you, as it is to me, then you will be impressed by the quality of this movie.

Reviewed by couturegabriel 9 / 10 / 10

A powerful and meditative film that is both horrific and poetic.

I hadn't planned on seeing this film but was invited by a friend. Thank yous came out of my mouth the moment we stepped out of the theater; the only words which managed to escape my rattled mind. This is a film which I believe is a must see. Brutal and raw, it breaks a real story into a few basic elements and lets the events speak for themselves. The film depicts the sad events of this day in 1989 with such realism that the viewer feels himself part of the drama, a witness to the violence. Filmed in black and white, and with very similar stylistic elements to Gus Van Sant's Elephant, few words are needed for the director to properly convey the desired range of emotions which take place in the movie. I must add that there were shots of such beauty which contrasted the ugliness of the shooting in such a moving way that while trying to old back tears at one point, I thought to myself "Life is a wonderful gift.." I have never written a review for this site before, and enjoy a great variety of films: I walked out of the silent, full theater, packed with viewers just as shell shocked as I, thinking that this might have been the most gut wrenching movie experience of my life. Do see

Reviewed by ronchow 9 / 10 / 10

An excellent Docu-Drama

From the opening scene of students busy doing their copying in front of an array of copying machines, and the sudden disruption caused by a burst of gun fire, Polytechnique grabs the viewers by the collar and placed them right in the middle of this horrific event that took place in Montreal in 1989. The film claimed to be a fictionalized account of the massacre, in which 14 women were killed and many others were wounded, and I don't know to what extent it adheres to facts. But that does not matter. As far as story telling goes Denis Villeneuves did it with skill and without fanfare. B/W images, and a restraint use of dialogue and music add to the mood of this film, which is not an uplifting experience by its very nature. Acting was good by the several male and female leads. Editing was excellent. Overall, I look at this films as Canadian cinema at its best - despite the depressing nature of the subject matter.

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