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The Beat That My Heart Skipped

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Original title
De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté
Running time
107 min.
France France
Tonino Benacquista
Alexandre Desplat
Stéphane Fontaine
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Why Not Productions / Sédif Productions / France 3 Cinéma / Canal+
Drama | Remake. Music
Synopsis / Plot
In this follow-up to his critical smash READ MY LIPS, Jacques Audiard has adapted and updated James Toback’s cult 1978 noir FINGERS to come up with this memorable character study about a young man torn between a life of crime and classical music. THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED premiered at Berlin 2005, where it played to enthusiastic audiences and won the Silver Bear for Best Score.

Romain Duris (L’AUBERGE ESPAGNOL), in a standout performance, portrays the 28 year-old Tom who seems destined to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Parisian property shark working in a sleazy and sometimes brutal milieu. However, a chance encounter with his late mother’s music agent rekindles a desire for a musical career and hope for a better life. Like READ MY LIPS, Audiard has fused two unlikely worlds into a stunning vision featuring a menacing and dangerous Paris rarely seen on screen.
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
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