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With A Friend Like Harry - Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (2000)
Who needs enemies?
IMDb Rating 7.2
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Actor Production Team
Sophie Guillemin Prune (Plum)
Sergi Lopez
Laurent Lucas Michel
Mathilde Seigner Claire
Sergi López Harry
Liliane Rovère Mother
Dominique Rozan Father
Michel Fau Eric
Victoire de Koster Jeanne
Director Dominik Moll
Producer Michel Saint-Jean
Writer Gilles Marchand; Dominik Moll; Francis Villain
Photography Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Musician David Whitaker
User Credit 1 Yannick Kergoat
User Credit 2 Virginie Montel
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
It takes nearly an hour for anything unusual to happen in With a Friend Like Harry, but that first hour is oddly unsettling. German filmmaker Dominik Moll reveals the trouble with Harry (Sergi López) with low-key precision, his thriller sensibility channeled from Hitchcock through Claude Chabrol, while emphasizing casual conversation in the style of Eric Rohmer. Harry's found Michel (Laurent Lucas) in a public restroom, identifying himself as an old schoolmate who remembers far too much about Michel, even though Michel has no recollection of Harry at all. But Harry's an ingratiating type, and nice enough on the surface, so Michel invites Harry and his girlfriend, Plum (Sophie Guillemin), to the summer cottage he's renovating with his wife, Claire (Mathilde Seigner), and their three young daughters. The Spanish actor López (from An Affair of Love) modulates his performance so carefully that Harry's psychosis--never explained, but strangely compelling--reverberates well beyond the film's shocking conclusion. It turns out Harry's been a helpful friend after all, but that's cold comfort in a film that warns us against the kindness of strangers. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller
Country USA
Language English
Running Time 116 mins
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
MPAA ratings reasons Language, some violence and a scene of nudity.
Movie Release Date 2000
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Index 107
Collection Status In Collection
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Chapters 30
Release Date 10/23/2001
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
No. of Disks 1
Goofs: Continuity: When Harry asks Michel why he is filling up the old well hole, Michel empties his wheelbarrow and turns to go fill it up. Far too short a time passes before he returns with it freshly filled. (more)

[on how to deal with difficult parents]
Harry Ballestero: You have to overreact.

Awards: Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations (more)
Extra Features
Color Subtitled Widescreen NTSC
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