Harry, He's Here to Help

Harry, He's Here to Help

Film poster
Directed by Dominik Moll
Produced by Michel Saint-Jean
Written by Dominik Moll
Gilles Marchand
Starring Laurent Lucas
Sergi López
Mathilde Seigner
Liliane Rovere
Sophie Guillemin
Music by David Whitaker
Cinematography Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Edited by Yannick Kergoat
Distributed by Diaphana Films
Release dates
  • 11 May 2000 (2000-05-11) (Cannes)
  • 15 August 2000 (2000-08-15) (France)
Running time
117 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $3 million
Box office $30.3 million[1]

Harry, He's Here to Help (French: Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien - "Harry, a friend who wishes you well", US title: With a Friend Like Harry...) is a French film released in 2000. It was directed by Dominik Moll.


Middle-class couple Michel (Laurent Lucas) and Claire (Mathilde Seigner) have a chance meeting with Harry (Sergi López), a high school acquaintance of Michel's. Starting with that meeting, Harry, traveling with his girlfriend Plum (Sophie Guillemin), becomes obsessed with Michel and Claire and begins to have a profound and damaging effect on the young couple.



Harry, He's Here to Help received acclaim from film critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 96% approval rating, based on 90 reviews, with an average score of 7.5/10. The site's consensus reads, "A darkly funny thriller that's reminiscent of Hitchcock."[2] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 75, based on 28 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Awards and nominations

The film won several César Awards including for Best Actor (Lopez), Best Director (Moll) and Best Editing (Yannick Kergoat).

It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.[4]


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