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This flick is a perfect example that, even if you have a rather preposterous story, you still can manage to make an entertaining and compelling movie. Indeed, it is about a normal guy (a teacher, as a matter of fact) who decides to help escape his wrongfully accused wife. I don't know about you but when I hear this plotline, I can help being underwhelmed, thinking of all those mindless action flicks I have see through the year. However, it turned out to be a rather gripping thriller. I mean, of course, the story is really far-fetched (especially when the main character goes to steal money from some drug dealer and ends up in a shoot-out, that was far from believable) but the directing was really effective and Vincent Lindon gave a very good performance and it is above all thanks to him that we really get into the story. Diane Kruger wasn't bad either but she honestly didn't have much to do during the whole thing. Basically, you wonder during the whole duration how this guy is going to pull it off and thanks to Lindon's down-to-earth approach, it was pretty gripping. 2 years later (why so quick?! We'll never know...), they made an American version starring Russell Crowe which I'll probably watch at some point. To conclude, it is a pretty decent thriller and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in French movies.

Added by johanlefourbe
5 years ago on 4 June 2012 11:59

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