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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.

Director:

Fred Cavayé

Writers:

Fred Cavayé (scenario), Guillaume Lemans (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Julien Auclert
Diane Kruger ... Lisa Auclert
Lancelot Roch Lancelot Roch ... Oscar
Olivier Marchal ... Henri Pasquet
Hammou Graïa Hammou Graïa ... Commandant Susini (as Graia Hammou)
Liliane Rovère ... Mère Julien
Olivier Perrier ... Père Julien
Moussa Maaskri ... Martial
Rémi Martin Rémi Martin ... Capitaine Jousseaume
Thierry Godard ... Pascal
Slimane Hadjar Slimane Hadjar ... David
Dorothée Tavernier Dorothée Tavernier ... Nathalie
Alaa Safi ... Moussa (as Alaa Oumouzoune)
Joseph Beddelem Joseph Beddelem ... Hassan
Ivan Franek ... Dragan
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Dans un instant, leur vie va basculer... (In a second, their life will change...)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Anything for Her See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,930,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,548,779
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR (Digital)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Klaus Badelt came onto the project at a late stage, and watched the film with Fred Cavayé to see where music was needed. Though Badelt felt the film already worked without music, Cavayé found that his work, which was recorded at London's Abbey Road studios, elevated the intensity and the emotion of the scenes to new heights. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Julien Auclert: Get your pajamas. We're going to Grandma's.
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Connections

Remade as The Next Three Days (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Superbly made thriller - classic cinema
12 June 2009 | by nhenryvSee all my reviews

This is a terrific film ,and does exactly what cinema should do - it makes you think, and is very entertaining. You can't just slump in front of a film like this, shovelling popcorn down your front. You have to join in. What would YOU do if someone you loved so passionately was wronged by the law? This takes it to the full extent; taking the law into your own hands - its spaghetti era Eastwood - type storytelling, told with passion, humour and guile. Cinematically, its great - how come the French so seldom make bad looking films? The acting is fantastic, with both leads acquitting themselves with great style. Like most good thriller films, it goes close to stretching credibility at times, but never veers into the ridiculous or implausible. Also weaved into the film is a vein of good fortune which drives the story along and seems in the end to be their just dessert. One small criticism; it seemed set up for a sequel - surely film makers of such taste would not lead down that road? No sequel thanks -it stands as a great piece of work as it is.Leave well alone.


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