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The Beat That My Heart Skipped - De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.4
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Romain Duris Thomas Seyr
Niels Arestrup Robert Seyr
Jonathan Zaccaï Fabrice
Gilles Cohen Sami
Linh Dan Pham Miao Lin
Aure Atika Aline
Emmanuelle Devos Chris
Anton Yakovlev Minskov
Mélanie Laurent Minskov's Girlfriend
Agnès Aubé Woman
Emmanuel Finkiel
Etienne Dirand
Melanie Laurent
Plot
The Beat That My Heart Skipped could single-handedly give remakes a good name. Based on the 1978 American movie Fingers, The Beat... stars Romain Duris (L'Auberge Espagnole) as Tom, a hoodlum who works the shady side of real estate--evicting poor families from slums, cutting quick and dirty deals in the middle of the night--following in the footsteps of his sleazy father. But clearly Tom loathes both himself and everything he does. One night he accidentally runs into the man who managed Tom's mother, who was a pianist; the manager asks Tom himself to audition, as Tom once showed promise. All at once Tom hires a tutor and neglects his "duties," raising the ire of his cohorts but starting to make himself happy. This could be hokum about the power of art, but Duris' performance is so visceral, so emotionally vivid and engaging, that The Beat That My Heart Skipped becomes a remarkable parable about the danger of betraying yourself--all the more powerful because Tom's life doesn't simply get better, it grows dangerously more complicated. A superb movie with excellent performances throughout, making Duris' standout work all the more impressive. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Foreign; Music
Director Jacques Audiard
Producer Pascal Caucheteux
Writer Jacques Audiard; Tonino Benacquista; James Toback
Studio Wellspring
Country France
Language French
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 107 mins
Movie Release Date 5/29/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 741
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/5/2006
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 720917547220
Release Date 11/22/2005
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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