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Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien
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Director:
Writers:
Dominik Moll (scenario) and
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Release Date:
15 August 2000 (France) See more »
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Who needs enemies?
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Creepy right from the start See more (109 total) »

Cast

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Laurent Lucas ... Michel

Sergi López ... Harry (as Sergi Lopez)

Mathilde Seigner ... Claire

Sophie Guillemin ... Prune (Plum)
Liliane Rovère ... Mother
Dominique Rozan ... Father
Michel Fau ... Eric
Victoire de Koster ... Jeanne
Laurie Caminata ... Sarah
Lorena Caminata ... Iris
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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
François Scala .... 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
 
Stunts
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)
 
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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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of nudity
Runtime:
117 min
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[on how to deal with difficult parents]
Harry Ballestero:You have to overreact.
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37 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Creepy right from the start, 8 April 2004
Author: eVissa (eevissa@aol.com) from sheffield, england

When I rented this movie I thought I was in for a black comedy, but when Harry approached Michele, his old school mate, there was something ever so slightly creepy about him. Nothing you could your finger on, it just felt not quite right... From that point onwards Harry was always there, remembering word for word a poem that Michele had written while at school, remembering Michele's story written years before. Harry was so nice, so attentive and yet so odd... Was Harry in love with Michele?

Your instinct tells you something's not right but you keep watching, hoping that you can figure Harry out, giving him the benefit of the doubt, while all the while your gut instinct is that this guy is trouble, he's a manipulator, he's calling the shots, and yet you push those thoughts aside as he's so charming.

This film held my attention, I was hooked right from the start. It's classy, understated, with a wealth of detail in the merest glance. With a subtlety that you rarely see in US or UK movies. If you like lots of action, you probably won't like this movie, it moves inexorably onwards to what you sense is going to end in tears.

A very good movie, not to everyone's taste, but if you like subtlety, classy acting, and an insight into how a psychopath can insinuate himself into your life, this movie's for you.

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