7.2/10
8,436
111 user 83 critic

With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)

Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (original title)
Trailer
1:17 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lemming (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The wife of a young engineer's boss dies.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Bernie Bonvoisin
Stars: Thierry Frémont, Nadia Farès, Patrick Bouchitey
Time Out (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Jaoui
Stars: Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Isabelle, a beautiful nursing student, is starting her internship at a prestigious hospital. She meets Dr. Philip there, feels attracted to him from the beginning and starts suffering from ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Marchand
Stars: Sophie Quinton, Laurent Lucas, Catherine Jacob
L'ennui (1998)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn
Stars: Charles Berling, Sophie Guillemin, Arielle Dombasle
Same Old Song (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The upper-class owner of a gallery, Catherine Lelievre, hires the efficient and quiet maid Sophie to work in the family manor in the French countryside. Her husband Georges Lelievre, who is... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset
Intimité (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Christine Brücher, Nathalie Krebs, François Chattot
Thriller

A family man on vacation meets up with a mysterious person named Harry, who claims to have known him in high school.

Director: Adam Bernstein
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Sophie Guillemin, Laurent Lucas, Sergi López
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Harry (as Sergi Lopez)
...
...
Liliane Rovère ...
Mother
Dominique Rozan ...
Father
...
Eric
Victoire de Koster ...
Jeanne
Laurie Caminata ...
Sarah
Lorena Caminata ...
Iris
Edit

Storyline

Michel, his wife Claire and their three little daughters Jeanne, Sarah and Iris are traveling to their cottage in Switzerland to spend summer vacation. When they stop the car, Michel goes to the toilet and a man stares at him. Soon the man introduces himself as Harold "Harry" Balestoro, who studied with Michel in high school and knows him very well. When Michel and his family go to their car, Harry parks his Mercedes Benz and introduces his fiancée Plum to the couple and invites themselves to travel to Michel's house for a drink. Later her recalls by heart a poem written by Michel and shows that he was obsessed for Michel. Harry is surprised that Michel does not write anymore and tells that he is wealthy since he has inherited his father's investments. Michel and Claire are middle-class and are still repairing their cottage by themselves. Harry and Plum stay for the night in the guest room and in the morning, Harry gives a 4x4 V6 Pajero to his new friends. They do not accept but ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Who needs enemies?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

With a Friend Like Harry...  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,495 (USA) (20 April 2001)

Gross:

$3,818,452 (USA) (27 July 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Miramax Films released U.S. version in theaters. See more »

Quotes

[on how to deal with difficult parents]
Harry Ballestero: You have to overreact.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credit sequence, a straight-down aerial shot, the letters of the credits cast shadows on the ground (with realistic penumbras) as if they were actually suspended in mid-air. See more »

Connections

Edited into Making of 'Harry un ami qui vous veut du bien' (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ramona
For piano and violin
Arranged by David Sinclair Whitaker
Piano: Ian Brown
Violin: Jonathan Rees
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A real gem!
20 January 2005 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

With a Friend Like Harry is a jewel of its kind, Hitchcock would love it. Consider that most of it takes place either indoors or outdoors at night or on menacing serpentine roads. Very claustrophobic effects, just like the master himself. And it is devoid of the usual clichéd homages & in-jokes that prevail in the usual Hitchcock wannabe film. It builds smoothly & menacingly, with perfect tempo, the characters are believable to the point of banality - again, just like the master's very best films. But over & above the expert elements of suspense & character & humor that pervade this movie, I would like to add that it is a delicious contemporary reading of the universal Faust legend & to me that is it's ultimate brilliance.


14 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
isn't it child pornography? Rheli
the well and other symbolism olddoubtful
American remake? xach-2
Another 'Talented Mr. Ripley' ?? Loves_to_read
Recommended doopdedoo
Black comedy? kfs0791
Discuss With a Friend Like Harry... (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?