Franck and Simon are both good cops and partners. Simon has been troubled since he killed three in a drunk driving accident, but when Simons son witnesses a murder, and is hunted by ruthless killers, he's efficiently back.
Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »
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
A fairly stylish thriller that holds up well against its obvious, recent peers: 36 Quai des Orfèvres; I've Loved You So Long; Tell No One. Well, it's not quite as intriguing as 36 and abandons all the potential psychodrama that made I've Loved You So Long so coiled and intense but where 'Pour Elle' matches its comparitors is in the bond between the protagonists, cruelly torn from one another by chance and in this way is closest to Tell No One (oh, and both use Mikaela Fisher as a sinister female presence). The early setup is economical making the injustice all the more insufferable. It also makes it easier to work with the otherwise terminally bourgeois Julien (Lindon) who determines to spring his wife when all else has failed. His acting - and that of the apparently bilingual Diane Kruger, not just a pretty face - carry the day.
I was entertained although I would loved to have seen a more focused approach to Julien's dealing with the underworld he must dirty himself in, and the statutory failings that force his hand. 6/10
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