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Pour elle (2008)

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:
... Julien Auclert
... Lisa Auclert
Lancelot Roch ... Oscar
... Henri Pasquet
Hammou Graïa ... Commandant Susini (as Graia Hammou)
... Mère Julien
Olivier Perrier ... Père Julien
... Martial
Rémi Martin ... Capitaine Jousseaume
... Pascal
Slimane Hadjar ... David
Dorothée Tavernier ... Nathalie
... Moussa (as Alaa Oumouzoune)
Joseph Beddelem ... Hassan
... Dragan


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:

€1,152,030 (France), 7 December 2008, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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The opening passages of this remake are almost identical in the US remake, The Next Three Days (2010). See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] 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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No, it's a movie, not a scent
3 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

With his wife(17 years younger, hotter and less brooding) stuck in jail facing 20 years for a murder she clearly did not commit(and all the evidence against her is circumstantial... do French police suck this hard? In general, they are painted in a rather negative light in this, quite unnecessarily), Julien(the swimming teacher from Welcome) seeks to free her so that they can be reunited and spend the rest of their lives together, and with their son(who, other than badly needing to wear a cowbell, doesn't contribute much to this other than being "cute" and a single running theme overly easily solved... and it's not the only thing this sets up that doesn't lead to anything). High hopes aside, he's only a schoolteacher... could he really pull it off? The gradual pace leaves this feeling longer than the 96 minute running time, though it is quite tense and fairly gripping. You care about these people, and you definitely *feel* the impact of every blow dealt. The exciting third act has you so consistently on the edge of your seat, you're liable to fall off. Throughout, this is filmed and edited well. All of the performances are excellent... including the six-year-old(no, really). Part of the way, this is realistic, and it certainly does surprise you. The writing is mostly solid. There is a little brutal, bloody violence in this. I recommend it to fans of crime-thrillers. 7/10

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