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Release Date:
3 December 2008 (France) See more »
Dans un instant, leur vie va basculer... (In a second, their life will change...)
With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Intense and intelligent thriller about a happy couple whose life radically changes when the wife is accused for killing See more (28 total) »


  (in credits order)

Vincent Lindon ... Julien Auclert

Diane Kruger ... Lisa Auclert
Lancelot Roch ... Oscar
Olivier Marchal ... Henri Pasquet
Hammou Graïa ... Commandant Susini (as Graia Hammou)
Liliane Rovère ... Mère Julien
Olivier Perrier ... Père Julien

Moussa Maaskri ... Martial
Rémi Martin ... Capitaine Jousseaume
Thierry Godard ... Pascal
Slimane Hadjar ... David
Dorothée Tavernier ... Nathalie

Alaa Safi ... Moussa (as Alaa Oumouzoune)
Joseph Beddelem ... Hassan
Ivan Franek ... Dragan
Pascal Parmentier ... Policier arrestation
Kader Boukhanef ... Capitaine arrestation
Odile Roire ... Maitre Thomassin
Martine Vandeville ... Infirmière hôpital
Gilles Kneuse ... Médecin hôpital (as Gilles Kneusé)
Nathalie Bécue ... Gardienne pariair (as Nathalie Becue)
Frédéric Maranber ... Docteur gardes
Marie-France Santon ... Infirmière prison
Pierre Benoist ... Policier voiture Lisa
Patrick Doud ... Monsieur Bathany
Diane Stolojan ... Madame Meyral

Mika Ela Fisher ... Femme tatouage (as Mika'ela Fisher)
Flore Vannier-Moreau ... Baby-sitter
Smadi Wolfman ... Femme parc
Olivier Francart ... Auto-stoppeur #1
Marie Lombard ... Auto-stoppeur #2
Nasser Elabouti ... Policier heige
Albert Jeunehomme ... Douaier aéroport #1 (as Jeunehomme Albert)
Andreas Christou ... Douaier aéroport #2

Corentin Daumas ... L'élève Corentin
Marc Robert ... Capitaine Rouxel
Vincent Dubois ... Capitaine Caillart
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephane Lagoutte ... French policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Cavayé 
Writing credits
Fred Cavayé (scenario) &
Guillaume Lemans (scenario)

Guillaume Lemans (original idea)

Produced by
Christine De Jekel .... executive producer
Olivier Delbosc .... producer
Eric Jehelmann .... producer
Marc Missonnier .... producer
Fernando Victoria de Lecea .... line producer
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
Cinematography by
Alain Duplantier 
Film Editing by
Benjamin Weill 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka 
Production Design by
Philippe Chiffre 
Set Decoration by
Ariane Audouard 
Costume Design by
Fabienne Katany 
Makeup Department
Agathe Dupuis .... key hair stylist
Fabienne Robineau .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Samuel Amar .... production manager
Susana Antunes .... post-production supervisor
Marie-Eve Graviou-Dural .... unit production manager
Roger Schins .... unit manager
William Trillaud .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liv Charpentier .... third assistant director
Jon Espel .... second assistant director: Spain
Timothy Joannin .... third assistant director
Eric Pujol .... first assistant director
Art Department
Thomas Akoka .... painter
Khadija Ben Mustapha .... assistant art director
Khadija Ben Mustapha .... assistant set decorator
Anne Bourleyre .... assistant art director
Frédéric Cambon .... assistant art director
Nicolas Decaux .... supervising rigger
Imanol Echeverría .... property master
Félix Roue .... swing gang
Tara Roy .... property master
Sound Department
Pierre André .... dialogue editor
Pierre André .... sound mixer
Laure Arto .... assistant re-recording mixer
Mélanie Blouin .... foley editor
Nicolas Dambroise .... sound editor
Marc Doisne .... adr engineer
Marc Doisne .... foley engineer
Marc Doisne .... sound re-recording mixer
Franck Duval .... boom operator
Alain Féat .... supervising sound editor
Lucas Héberlé .... sound trainee
Keven Rigo .... sound assistant
Maxime Saleix .... sound mix technician
Special Effects by
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects technician
Olivier Marais .... special effects
Julien Poncet de la Grave .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Alain Bignet .... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects supervisor
Brice Colinet .... visual effects coordinator
Natalène Darfeuille .... visual effects production assistant
Séverine De Wever .... visual effects coordinator
Pierre Gosset .... digital compositor
Guillaume Le Gouez .... visual effects supervisor
Vincent Maulandi .... assistant visual effects coordinator
Fredrik Monteil .... digital compositor
Frank Petit .... digital compositor
Joel Pinto .... visual effects supervisor
Florian Senand .... digital compositor
Jeremy Séguin .... digital compositor
Serge Beuchat .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Cyrille Dufaut .... stunts
David Forax .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Pascal Lavanchy .... stunts
Christophe Marsaud .... stunt coordinator
Alice Naigeon .... stunts
Loïc Saintilan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marc Dupuy .... grip
Arnaud Dutarte .... best boy: electrician
Stéphane Gauthron .... electrician
Stéphane Germain .... additional grip
Stéphane Ging .... grip
Marine Goujet .... assistant camera
William Hulin .... assistant camera
Mohamed Khaznadji .... key grip
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Virginie Pichot .... camera operator
Antoine Sanier .... first assistant camera
Gilles Vacar .... gaffer
Casting Department
Ophélie Gelber .... casting assistant
Pascale Paddy .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Douat .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jerome Brechet .... editor: pan & scan
Fabien Napoli .... colorist: dailies
Flora Volpelière .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquié .... music supervisor (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Malona P. Badelt .... music production manager (as Malona P. Voigt)
Benjamin Caillaud .... music editor
Christopher Carmichael .... music arranger
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Robyn Klein .... executive in charge of music
Marie Sabbah .... music supervisor
Mark Yaeger .... score technical assistant (as Mark Anthony Yaeger)
Other crew
Laurence Couturier .... script supervisor
Maud Dubois .... post production assistant
Clemence Forestier .... cost controller
Nicholas Frank .... legal affairs assistant
Ophélie Gelber .... acting coach: children
Valérie Genty .... production administrator
Guillemette Guyot .... assistant administrator
François Pujol .... location scout
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Roger Schins .... location manager
Pascal Vallart .... production accountant
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pour elle" - France (original title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby SR (Digital)
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U (certificate #118775) | Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | Japan:G | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 (DVD)

Did You Know?

Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans didn't do an enormous amount of research as they didn't want the audience to forget that the hero in an ordinary person, an amateur, who doesn't really know how to proceed.See more »
Julien Auclert:Get your pajamas. We're going to Grandma's.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Next Three Days (2010)See more »
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Intense and intelligent thriller about a happy couple whose life radically changes when the wife is accused for killing, 15 August 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

A stylish , complex movie driven by character , dealing with a high school teacher with no legal means left to him , as he devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail . Based on the original idea by Guillaume Lemans , this is a perfect thriller being starred by an all-star-cast as the French Vincent Lindon and German Diane Kruger . Being remade in American version (2010) by Paul Haggis with Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks . A teacher named Julien (Vincent Lindon , in American version played by Russell Crowe), is happily married to his sweetheart wife , Lisa (Diane Kruger , she spent several months developing the character which had a significantly smaller role in the original draft). When her despised chief is murdered, she is the main suspect . Then , a clear evidence convicts Lara Brennan of killing . Lisa is sentenced to 20 years of jail for murder charges. While she's in prison , her husband cares for their young son and plots a twisted plan , as he decides to break her out. Julien consults a successful escape artist turned author, and he starts planning and decides to carry out his scheme . He'll need to disrupt jail routine, obtain IDs and passports, know how to escape a dragnet, find a new place to live , and squirrel away cash ; as he spends the next few years trying to get her released . The essential question that lies in the film is the following : How far would you go for the one you love ?

This exciting film contains action , violence , thrills , suspense and plot twists . Excellent thriller in which nothing is the way it seems , the atmosphere is already tense and the twists and turns are the best part of this movie . In other ways, it feels like a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, full of attractive characters and edge-of-your-seat intrigue . The film was noteworthy for casting some of the finest actors in France including Vincent Lindon as a husband whose life is turned upside down when his wife is accused of a murder , along with Olivier Marchal , an actor/director who has directed sensational Fench thrillers , just like "36th Precinct" , ¨Mr73¨ as good as this ¨Anything for her¨ . And , of course , a gorgeous as well as good actress Diane Kruger as the woman wrongfully condemned ; in fact ,Fred Cavayé chose Diane Kruger for her radiant beauty, as it would make her character's ordeal all the more powerful .All the prison scenes and the studio interiors were shot in chronological order as Fred Cavayé felt it would be important for the actors and the evolution of their characters. Good production design , the prison seen in the film is actually a combination of three filming locations: the exteriors are that of the Meaux prison, some 40 kilometers east of Paris, the entrance corridors are part of the Bibliothèque Nationale De France in Paris and the other interiors . The picture achieved big success and was Nominated César Best First Film (2009) and considered to be the best thriller of the year in which you'll leave the cinema shaken and moved . Excellent soundtrack by Klaus Badlet , it was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios that elevate the emotion and the intensity of the scenes to new heights .

Fred Cavallé did a formidable job with Pour elle" ,France (original title or "Anything for Her" , International title and filming lasted eleven weeks. Fred was immediately impressed with writer Guillaume Lemans's passion for the story, and his vision, stating that he understood that the novel was a love story first , and a thriller second . The idea for the film came from Guillaume Lemans , once Fred Cavayé got involved, the two men started out by working on the film separately before sharing their ideas , Cavayé then wrote the first draft of the screenplay himself, and so on. Cavallé is a notorious writer/director and he formerly was a fashion and advertising photographer . He has only directed three films "The Players" with Oscar winner Jean Dujardin and another phenomenal thriller titled ¨Point blank ¨ with Gilles Lellouche , Gérard Lanvin and Elena Anaya . Eclectic and moving, Cavallé is a successful filmmaker .

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