Anything for Her (2008)
"Pour elle" (original title)

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With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lancelot Roch ...
Olivier Marchal ...
Hammou Graïa ...
Commandant Susini (as Graia Hammou)
Liliane Rovère ...
Mère Julien
Olivier Perrier ...
Père Julien
Rémi Martin ...
Capitaine Jousseaume
Thierry Godard ...
Slimane Hadjar ...
Dorothée Tavernier ...
Moussa (as Alaa Oumouzoune)
Joseph Beddelem ...
Ivan Franek ...


Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy uneventful life with their son Oscar. But their life radically changes one morning, when the police comes to arrest Lisa on murder charges. She's sentenced to 20 years of prison. Convinced of his wife's innocence, Julien decides to act. How far will he be willing to go for her? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Dans un instant, leur vie va basculer... (In a second, their life will change...)


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

3 December 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Anything for Her  »

Box Office


€7,930,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£89,467 (UK) (5 June 2009)


£178,659 (UK) (12 June 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Diane Kruger insisted on meeting with Fred Cavayé before accepting the part, as she felt that the character of Lisa wasn't fleshed out enough. As such, Kruger and Cavayé spent several months developing the character which had a significantly smaller role in the original draft. See more »


Julien Auclert: Get your pajamas. We're going to Grandma's.
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Remade as The Next Three Days (2010) See more »


Nuit D'Angoisse
Music by J.B. Dambroise and lyrics by J. Samedi, M. Hamdoun, 'M. Eschylle-Vertot' and R. Guydo-Thauvin
Performed by Krystal
Produced by J.B. Dambroise
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Superbly made thriller - classic cinema
12 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a terrific film ,and does exactly what cinema should do - it makes you think, and is very entertaining. You can't just slump in front of a film like this, shovelling popcorn down your front. You have to join in. What would YOU do if someone you loved so passionately was wronged by the law? This takes it to the full extent; taking the law into your own hands - its spaghetti era Eastwood - type storytelling, told with passion, humour and guile. Cinematically, its great - how come the French so seldom make bad looking films? The acting is fantastic, with both leads acquitting themselves with great style. Like most good thriller films, it goes close to stretching credibility at times, but never veers into the ridiculous or implausible. Also weaved into the film is a vein of good fortune which drives the story along and seems in the end to be their just dessert. One small criticism; it seemed set up for a sequel - surely film makers of such taste would not lead down that road? No sequel thanks -it stands as a great piece of work as it is.Leave well alone.

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