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10 1-2 film.jpg
Directed by Daniel Grou
Produced by Pierre Gendron
Written by Claude Lalonde
Starring Claude Legault
Robert Naylor
Eugénie Beaudry
Cinematography Bernard Couture
Edited by Valérie Héroux
Distributed by Les Films Equinoxe
Release date
  • October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma)
  • October 29, 2010 (2010-10-29) (Quebec)
Running time
108 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Budget CAD $3.9 million

10½ is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Daniel Grou and written by Claude Lalonde. It premiered at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal. The story involves a ten-year-old boy called Tommy in the youth-protection system in Quebec.


10½ follows several child psychiatrists, including Claude Legault's Gilles, as they attempt to break through the brittle exterior of a seriously ill-tempered young boy (Robert Naylor). The movie captures the unpleasant reality of life within a halfway house for juvenile delinquents.



The film won the 2010 Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg at the 59th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg.[1] At the 2010 International Film Festival Bratislava, the film won the FIPRESCI Jury Award and the Student Jury Award. For his role as Tommy, Robert Naylor won the award for Best Actor.[2] Claude Legault won Prix Jutra for Best Actor.

What the critics said[edit]

In a review for The Gazette in Montreal, Brendan Kelly called the film "gripping" and praised the performances of Claude Legault ("so good as Gilles") and Robert Naylor ("a revelation").[3] He noted, however, that due to the nature of the story, the film was "not much fun to watch".[3]


  1. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Winners of 12. IFF Bratislava Announced", official website, International Film Festival Bratislava, retrieved November 14, 2010 
  3. ^ a b Kelly, Brendan (October 29, 2010), "Review: 10½", The Gazette, Montreal: Postmedia Network, retrieved November 14, 2010 [permanent dead link]

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