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With a Friend Like Harry... ()

Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (original title)
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Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations.
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Michel
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Harry (as Sergi Lopez)
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Claire
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Prune (Plum)
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Mother
Dominique Rozan ...
Father
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Eric
Victoire de Koster ...
Jeanne
Laurie Caminata ...
Sarah
Lorena Caminata ...
Iris

Directed by

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Dominik Moll

Written by

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Dominik Moll ... (scenario) and
Gilles Marchand ... (scenario)
 
Francis Villain ... (poem "Un poignard en peau de nuit")

Produced by

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Michel Saint-Jean ... producer
Eric Zaouali ... line producer

Music by

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David Whitaker ... (as David Sinclair Whitaker)

Cinematography by

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Matthieu Poirot-Delpech

Film Editing by

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Yannick Kergoat

Editorial Department

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Agathe Cauvin ... assistant editor
Olivier Gourlay ... first assistant editor
Isabelle Julien ... color timer

Casting By

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Antoinette Boulat

Production Design by

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Michel Barthélémy

Set Decoration by

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Boris Piot
Jérôme Portier ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Virginie Montel

Makeup Department

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Sylvie Aid ... key makeup artist
Laurent Blanchard ... hair stylist
Murielle Brot ... makeup artist
Valérie Tranier ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jerome Albertini ... assistant unit manager
Sandrine Brauer ... post-production supervisor
Clément Sentilhes ... unit production manager
Eric Zaouali ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rafaele Ravinet-Virbel ... first assistant director
Stephanie Vallé ... third assistant director
Léonard Vindry ... second assistant director

Art Department

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François Borgeaud ... propman
Xavier Buffin ... head painter
Eric Conrad ... assistant decorator
Jean-Pierre Delettre ... carpenter
Jacky Frankiel ... painter
Mohamed Hamadache ... assistant decorator
Xavier Laroyenne ... carpenter
Lionel Lesage ... carpenter
Pascale Mansion ... assistant decorator
Frédérique Menichetti ... painter
Boris Piot ... set dresser
Jérôme Portier ... set dresser
François Scala ... carpenter
Bertrand Terreyre ... carpenter
Martinus Van Lunen ... construction coordinator

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Nicolas Becker ... sound effects editor
Marilena Cavola ... assistant sound editor (as Marilena Cavola Hardy)
Peter Cobbin ... sound engineer
Gérard de Lagarde ... sound effects editor
Thomas Desjonquères ... sound editor
Andrew Dudman ... assistant sound engineer
Gérard Hardy ... sound editor / sound
Gérard Lamps ... re-recording mixer
François Maurel ... sound
Fred Messa ... boom operator
Mohamed Mourchid ... sound recordist
Alex Scannell ... assistant sound engineer
Williams Schmit ... adr mixer

Special Effects by

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Rémi Chouroulinkov ... special effects
Dominique Corbin ... special effects
Pierre Foury ... special effects
Jean-Pierre Grandet ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Luc Augereau ... visual effects producer
Arnaud Fouquet ... digital artist
François Vagnon ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Francis Auguy ... stunts
Michel Norman ... stunts
Patrick Robineau ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kamel Belaïd ... electrician
Fabien Benzaquen ... assistant camera: "b" camera
Alexandre Bon ... assistant camera: "b" camera
Jacques Bulot ... gaffer
Claire Caroff ... focus puller
Stéphanie De Fenin ... second assistant camera
Frédéric North ... pilot: camera helicopter
Philippe Quaisse ... still photographer
Carlos Ribeiro ... grip
Hervé Rousset ... key grip
Mohan Valmy ... electrician

Casting Department

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Constance Demontoy ... casting: children

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Isabelle Pannetier ... costumer / wardrobe

Music Department

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Rachel Bolt ... viola
Ian Brown ... musician: piano solos
Hakima Guerziz ... assistant music consultant
Nick Mera ... music copyist
Eric Michon ... music consultant
Jonathan Rees ... musician: first violin
Colin Sheen ... orchestra leader
David Whitaker ... conductor (as David Sinclair Whitaker) / music arranger: "Ramona" (as David Sinclair Whitaker)
Su Whitaker ... assistant to composer (as Susan Whitaker)
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Sandrine Brauer ... production assistant
Pierre Cadeac ... animal trainer
Nathalie Lampre ... production administrator
Tanguy Thuaud ... aerial shot
Michel Védié ... groupman (as Michel Védie)
Charles Zemer ... production assistant
Anna Zenowicz ... script supervisor

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Michel, his wife Claire and their three little daughters Jeanne, Sarah and Iris are traveling to their cottage in Switzerland to spend summer vacation. When they stop the car, Michel goes to the toilet and a man stares at him. Soon the man introduces himself as Harold "Harry" Balestoro, who studied with Michel in high school and knows him very well. When Michel and his family go to their car, Harry parks his Mercedes Benz and introduces his fiancée Plum to the couple and invites themselves to travel to Michel's house for a drink. Later her recalls by heart a poem written by Michel and shows that he was obsessed for Michel. Harry is surprised that Michel does not write anymore and tells that he is wealthy since he has inherited his father's investments. Michel and Claire are middle-class and are still repairing their cottage by themselves. Harry and Plum stay for the night in the guest room and in the morning, Harry gives a 4x4 V6 Pajero to his new friends. They do not accept but Michel needs to bring his parents to see their granddaughters and drives the truck. He brings his mother and his father that immediately recognizes Harry. He feels tension between Michel and Claire and his parents and Harry and Plum move to a nearby hotel. During the night, Harry decides to help his friend, showing that he is a psychopath that turns Michel's life upside down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Harry, He's Here to Help (World-wide, English title)
  • With a Friend Like Harry... (United States)
  • Harry, He's Here to Help (United Kingdom)
  • Harry meint es gut mit dir (Germany)
  • Harry, un amigo que os quiere (Spain)
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  • 117 min
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Trivia Miramax Films released U.S. version in theaters. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Making of 'Harry un ami qui vous veut du bien' (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Ramona See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening credit sequence, a straight-down aerial shot, the letters of the credits cast shadows on the ground (with realistic penumbras) as if they were actually suspended in mid-air. See more »
Quotes [on how to deal with difficult parents]
Harry Ballestero: You have to overreact.
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