Ever have a friend who wants to help out so much that they just end up making a difficult situation worse? Well, then meet this film's titular Harry (Laurent Lucas). After bumping into high school classmate Michel (Sergi López) at a rest stop in rural France, Harry decides a stroll down memory lane includes joining Michel and his family on their vacation.
Harry can still recite poems that Michel had written some 20 years back and believes his buddy's calling as a writer is being hindered by his family. So what's a friend to do? Erase them, so to speak, so Michel's inner Hemingway can emerge. Director Dominik Moll must have really been paying attention on Hitchcock Day in film school because he adds just the right amount of tension and suspense to this black comedy of a thriller. A winner of four Cesars (France's equivalent of our Oscars) including a best actor nod for López, Harry provides a mesmerizing visit to the theater. We wouldn't suggest taking him home, though.
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