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The Beat That My Heart Skipped

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Original title
De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
France France
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Music
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Genre
Drama | Remake. Music
Synopsis
A man finds his heart and soul torn between loyalty to his family and a need to be redeemed from his violent lifestyle in this powerful drama from France. Tom (Romain Duris) is a man in his early thirties who finds himself caught between two very different worlds. Tom loves music, and longs to have a career as a concert pianist; he also has talent, and is taking advanced music lessons from Miao-Lin (Linh Dan Pham). But Tom supports himself working as a collection agent for his father, Robert (Niels Arestrup), a mid-level gangster and loan shark, as well as helping Sami (Gilles Cohen) and Fabrice (Jonathan Zaccai), two of Robert's cronies who put together crooked real-estate deals. Tom's hair-trigger temper makes it easy for him to adapt to the violent life of a gangster's muscle man, but he wants to give his creative side a chance to grow, and struggles to get his skills in order for an audition with a concert promoter interested in his music. Tom is also walking on a wire with his employers by having an affair with Aline (Aure Atika), Fabrice's wife, and is forced to mediate a bitter feud between his father and a Russian gangster, Minskov (Anton Yakovlev).
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Awards
2005: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Film Music
2005: BAFTA Awards: Best Film not in the English Language
2005: 8 Awards Cesar, including Best Movie and Best Director. 10 Nominations
2005: European Film Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Actor (Duris)
2006: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2005: Seville European Film Festival: Giraldillo de Oro- Best Film.
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User history
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
2005
Jacques Audiard
6.8
(5,102)
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