A bit unrealistic at times, yet if Mesrine can escape from French prisons on several occasions then I believe anyone can! The fact of the matter is that if you have ever been in love, then you will do anything to be back with the one you love and that is exactly what Julien, played with intense passion and energy by Vincent Lindon decides to do when his beautiful wife Lisa (Diane Kruger) is accused of a murder that she did not commit.
Diane Kruger gives a wonderful performance as the wife and mother accused of murdering her boss... the motive and evidence are stacked against her and therefore, she is sentenced to 20 years in prison. Julien then plots a clever scheme to set her free!! Does he succeed? Well, you will have to watch this edge of the seat thriller to find out.
Also, a special mention to little Oscar, who plays the part of the son in the film. If you are a parent, you will realise that he has to go through some really challenging scenes with Vincent Lindon throughout the film and comes through with flying colours.
Worth watching simply for the pulsating ending and to find out if they get away with it or not!!