DirectorDaniel Grou Budget3.9 million CAD Duration CountryCanada
Release dateOctober 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) (Festival du Nouveau Cinema)
October 29, 2010 (2010-10-29) (Quebec) CastClaude Legault (Gilles Séguin), Robert Naylor (Tommy Leblanc), Eugénie Beaudry (Karine), Blaise Tardif (Bédard), Martin Dubreuil (Luc Lebeau) Similar moviesAn Eye for Beauty (2014)
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.
Albert Kwan as M. Li
Claude Legault as Gilles
Robert Naylor as Tommy
Martin Dubreuil as Luc Lebeau
The film won the 2010 Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg at the 59th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. 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.Claude Legualt won Prix Jutra for Best Actor.
What the critics said
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"). He noted, however, that due to the nature of the story, the film was "not much fun to watch".