Polytechnique (2009)

Polytechnique (2009)

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

9/10 – Holy shit. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Blade Runner, Enemy, Incendies, Prisoners) is this black and white, true story thriller. I didn’t know about the event until watching the film, but it’s absolutely horrific. Told from multiple angles; the killer, two of the survivors, it does its best to display the mayhem, the aftermath and gives context for the viewer as to why the event happened. I don’t know if I’m more shocked by the act itself or the film, or both, but at only 80 minutes long this is a short and frantic portrayal of a horrible event, well deserving of your time.

3 responses to “Polytechnique (2009)

  1. Did you catch this when it showed on Mubi? What a fantastic film. Really hits hard.


    • Not sure when I watched it to be honest, I think it was round a friends house so quite possible. These reviews are a backlog from a while ago – but it’s an incredible film.


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