Polytechnique

2009 [FRENCH]

Crime / Drama / History

9
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 13506

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Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
November 27, 2020 at 02:20 AM

Cast

Karine Vanasse as Valérie
Evelyne Brochu as Stéphanie
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
706 MB
1280*544
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 17 min
P/S 1 / 3
1.42 GB
1920*816
French 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 17 min
P/S 3 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gravybacon 8 / 10

A Realistic recreation of a real life nightmare.

This film, shot mostly handheld with a black and white color grade, is a realistic recreation of a real life nightmare scenario that happened not too long ago in modern history. Focusing on a small group of fictional recreations of real life people, this film truly shows the dangers of untreated pyschological disorders, including depression, and the dangers of anti social idealogy in the hands of an armed person. It is a well done film with excellent acting from the cast, and is an anxiety inducing and truly negative experience, but one worth watching, to both remember the horror of the past, and to realize that such events still happen far too frequently in the present.

Reviewed by chron 9 / 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 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

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