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Anything for Her (2008)

Pour elle (original title)
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 ...


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)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fred Cavayé chose Diane Kruger for her radiant beauty, as it would make her character's ordeal all the more powerful. 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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Another Great French Thriller
6 April 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The family man and school teacher Julien Auclert (Vincent Lindon) has his life turned upside down when his beloved wife Lisa (Diane Kruger) is arrested, accused for murdering her boss, and sent to the prison. Along three years, Julien raises their son Oscar (Lancelot Roch) alone and appeals to the court; however, the evidences against Lisa are solid – the motive, since she had and argument with her boss; her fingerprints in the murder weapon, a fire extinguisher; blood stain in her coat; and a witness that saw her leaving the parking lot - and her lawyer exhausts all the possible resources in justice. Julien believes in the innocence of his wife and interviews Henri Pasquet (Olivier Marchal), a former escapee from prison, to learn how to plan a prison break. Then he plots a scheme to release Lisaa and travel abroad with Oscar and her. However, he needs documents for the family; an escape plan; and lots of money. When Julien is informed that Lisa will be transferred to another prison within the next three days, he needs to raise a large amount and anticipate his strategy before the transference.

"Pour Elle" is another great French thriller, with an engaging and dramatic story. Vincent Lindon has an awesome performance in the role of a man that risks his stable life to rescue his wife, who was wrongly accused of murder, from prison.

A couple of days ago (02 April 2011), my wife and I saw the American popcorn movie "The Next Three Days" and in that occasion I wrote in IMDb "a good thriller that could have been excellent with minor modifications in the screenplay". I have glanced the review of another IMDb User informing that the American movie is a remake of "Pour Elle" and I have just watched it. It is amazing the lack of creation of this former successful American industry that insists in the remake of great films.

"Pour Elle" is realistic, without the exaggeration of "The Next Three Days" and for me better and better. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Tudo por Ela" ("Everything for Her")

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