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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Lancelot Roch ...
Olivier Marchal ...
Hammou Graïa ...
Commandant Susini (as Graia Hammou)
Liliane Rovère ...
Mère Julien
Olivier Perrier ...
Père Julien
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Rémi Martin ...
Capitaine Jousseaume
Thierry Godard ...
Pascal
Slimane Hadjar ...
David
Dorothée Tavernier ...
Nathalie
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Moussa (as Alaa Oumouzoune)
Joseph Beddelem ...
Hassan
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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...)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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3 December 2008 (France)  »

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Anything for Her  »

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€7,930,000 (estimated)

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€1,152,030 (France) (7 December 2008)
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The opening passages of this remake are almost identical in the US remake, The Next Three Days (2010). See more »

Quotes

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

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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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Tense, if overearnest French thriller
17 June 2009 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

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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