The Beat That My Heart Skipped

a JACQUES AUDIARD picture

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Title

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Director

Jacques Audiard

Producer

Pascal Caucheteux

Nationality

France

Year

2005

Duration

107'

Language

French

Format

Dolby Digital

Ratio

1.85

Original Title

De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté

Synopsis

Synopsis


Tom is 28 and destined to follow in his father’s footsteps in the sleazy and sometimes brutal world of the real estate business. But a chance encounter leads him to believe that he can become, like his mother, a concert pianist. In earnest, he starts preparing for the audition with a virtuoso Chinese pianist. She doesn’t speak a word of French, music is their only exchange. But pressures from the ugly world of his day job soon become more than he can handle…


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Press

"Pace, style and attitude… A standout performance by Romain Duris… One of the most memorable and striking character studies in recent French cinema."

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"The Beat That My Heart Skipped is a cocky French remake of James Toback's 1978 "Fingers" that stands reasonably well on its own as an urgent, updated genre meditation on nurture vs. nature."

VARIETY

Festivals
& Awards

Berlin International Film Festival
Best Music

Cesar Awards
Best Film
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography

BAFTA Awards
Best Foreign Language Film

British Independent Film Awards
Best Foreign Independent Film

London Critics Circle Film Awards

Tribeca Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival

Helsinki International Film Festival

Warsaw Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Romain Duris
Niels Arestrup
Aure Atika
Emmanuelle Devos
Jonathan Zaccaï
Gilles Cohen
Anton Yakovlev
Mélanie Laurent
Director Jacques Audiard
Scriptwriters Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista
Producer Pascal Caucheteux
Cinematography Stéphane Fontaine
Editor Juliette Welfling
Sound Brigitte Taillandier, Pascal Villard,
Cyril Holtz, Philippe Amouroux
Music Alexandre Desplat
Production Design François Emmanuelli
Costumes Design Virginie Montel

Releases

France - UGC Distribution

16.05.2005

Japan - Happinet

08.10.2005

USA - Wellspring Media

01.07.2005

Italy - BIM Distribuzione

11.11.2005

Spanish - Vértigo Films

06.11.2005

Germany - Concorde Filmverleih

22.09.2005