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15 June 2001 (USA) See more »
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Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An enjoyable thriller, nothing more, nothing less. See more (111 total) »


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Directed by
Dominik Moll 
Writing credits
Dominik Moll (scenario) and
Gilles Marchand (scenario)

Francis Villain (poem "Un poignard en peau de nuit")

Produced by
Michel Saint-Jean .... producer
Eric Zaouali .... line producer
Original Music by
David Whitaker  (as David Sinclair Whitaker)
Cinematography by
Matthieu Poirot-Delpech 
Film Editing by
Yannick Kergoat 
Casting by
Antoinette Boulat 
Production Design by
Michel Barthélémy 
Set Decoration by
Boris Piot 
Jérôme Portier (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Virginie Montel 
Makeup Department
Sylvie Aid .... key makeup artist
Laurent Blanchard .... hair stylist
Murielle Brot .... makeup artist
Valérie Tranier .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jerome Albertini .... assistant unit manager
Sandrine Brauer .... post-production supervisor
Clément Sentilhes .... unit production manager
Eric Zaouali .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rafaele Ravinet-Virbel .... first assistant director
Stephanie Vallé .... third assistant director
Léonard Vindry .... second assistant director
Art Department
François Borgeaud .... propman
Xavier Buffin .... head painter
Eric Conrad .... assistant decorator
Jean-Pierre Delettre .... carpenter
Jacky Frankiel .... painter
Mohamed Hamadache .... assistant decorator
Xavier Laroyenne .... carpenter
Lionel Lesage .... carpenter
Pascale Mansion .... assistant decorator
Frédérique Menichetti .... painter
Boris Piot .... set dresser
Jérôme Portier .... set dresser
François Scala .... carpenter
Bertrand Terreyre .... carpenter
Martinus Van Lunen .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... sound effects editor
Marilena Cavola .... assistant sound editor (as Marilena Cavola Hardy)
Peter Cobbin .... sound engineer
Gérard de Lagarde .... sound effects editor
Thomas Desjonquères .... sound editor
Andrew Dudman .... assistant sound engineer
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Gérard Hardy .... sound
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
François Maurel .... sound
Fred Messa .... boom operator
Mohamed Mourchid .... sound recordist
Alex Scannell .... assistant sound engineer
Williams Schmit .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Rémi Chouroulinkov .... special effects
Dominique Corbin .... special effects
Pierre Foury .... special effects
Jean-Pierre Grandet .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Arnaud Fouquet .... digital artist
François Vagnon .... visual effects supervisor
Francis Auguy .... stunts
Michel Norman .... stunts
Patrick Robineau .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kamel Belaïd .... electrician
Fabien Benzaquen .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Alexandre Bon .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Jacques Bulot .... gaffer
Claire Caroff .... focus puller
Stéphanie De Fenin .... second assistant camera
Frédéric North .... pilot: camera helicopter
Philippe Quaisse .... still photographer
Carlos Ribeiro .... grip
Hervé Rousset .... key grip
Mohan Valmy .... electrician
Casting Department
Constance Demontoy .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabelle Pannetier .... costumer
Isabelle Pannetier .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Agathe Cauvin .... assistant editor
Olivier Gourlay .... first assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Music Department
Ian Brown .... musician: piano solos
Hakima Guerziz .... assistant music consultant
Nick Mera .... music copyist
Eric Michon .... music consultant
Jonathan Rees .... musician: first violin
Colin Sheen .... orchestra leader
David Whitaker .... conductor (as David Sinclair Whitaker)
David Whitaker .... music arranger: "Ramona" (as David Sinclair Whitaker)
Su Whitaker .... assistant to composer (as Susan Whitaker)
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Other crew
Sandrine Brauer .... production assistant
Pierre Cadeac .... animal trainer
Nathalie Lampre .... production administrator
Tanguy Thuaud .... aerial shot
Michel Védié .... groupman (as Michel Védie)
Charles Zemer .... production assistant
Anna Zenowicz .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien" - France (original title)
"Harry, He's Here to Help" - International (English title), UK (original subtitled version)
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Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of nudity
117 min
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Miramax Films released U.S. version in theaters.See more »
[on how to deal with difficult parents]
Harry Ballestero:You have to overreact.
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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable thriller, nothing more, nothing less., 17 March 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'Harry, He Is Here To Help' is a pretty awful title for a very entertaining French thriller. I can't claim it is the greatest thriller I've ever seen, or that it will change your life, but it's well written with interesting characters, isn't as obvious and predictable as most Hollywood movies in this vein, and it has a satisfying conclusion. As modern thrillers go, it's a very enjoyable one and should please most fans of the genre. The strength of the movie is in the performances of the two main male leads, Larent Lucas who plays Michel and Sergi Lopez who plays Harry. I can imagine if this was remade in Hollywood and they were played by (insert likely actors here) just how obvious and stereotypical their characters would be. Michel bumps into Harry while traveling with his wife Claire (Mathilde Seigner) and three young daughters. Harry is an old school chum that Michel has long forgotten, but it quickly becomes obvious that Harry remembers Michel, quoting from memory a poem he wrote in High School that Michel can hardly even recall writing. Harry charms Michel and pretty soon Harry and his beautiful girlfriend Plum (Sophie Guillemin) are invited along to Michel and Claire's modest holiday house. Harry is quirky but charming and reveals that he is independently wealthy. His reminisces about Michel's youthful writing stirs up something long forgotten in Michel, and this, along with Harry's insistence on helping financially, creates tension between Michel and his wife. However things aren't as straightforward as that. Harry has other ideas in mind... I won't spoil what happens as the story progresses, that would ruin the fun. An enjoyable thriller, nothing more, nothing less. Highly recommended.

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