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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.

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 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:

€7,930,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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

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[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

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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Solid THRILLER with good ACTING
26 April 2009 | by raphmetzSee all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie.

Of course the whole idea of the plot is not very believable, an ordinary man trying to get his ordinary wife to escape from prison. That is the downpoint of the film.

However, through the great performances by both actors Vincent Lindon and Diane Kruger, and the wonderful chemistry between them, you actually care for them, and understand the psychological motivation of the husband. Add to that the perfectly paced development of the story, and you end up with a solid, entertaining thriller with real emotions.

In my opinion, you forget the unrealistic aspect of a film when the performance(s) of the actor(s) are deep and the emotions strong. So for me, even though this film provides nothing new, it is a brilliantly executed thriller.


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