The Beat That My Heart Skipped

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Romain Duris (Russian Dolls) is Tom. A palpable anger rumbles beneath his nervous exterior - detached, destructive but fired up with a preoccupation to rekindle a passion lost. Tom’s working for his delinquent father and seems doomed to follow in his sinister footsteps. That is until a chance encounter with the former manager of his concert pianist mother, who offers him a chance to audition. Though ten years absent from the instrument, Tom obsesses over recapturing his forgotten talent. He does so battling his own frustrations and pressure to participate father’s violent business feuds.

Best Film not in the English Language, BAFTA Awards 2006. Best Music, Berlin Film Festival 2005.
2006Rating: M, contains violence, offensive language & sexual references108 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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A stylish, adrenalised film that is as French as Gauloises and pastis. Recommended...

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A blistering film you feel in the pit of your stomach, a jumpy, edgy piece of work that thrusts us into a personal maelstrom so tortured and intense, the emotions could be spread with a knife...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Simmering study of a petty hood-cum-wannabe pianist succumbing to his innate violent side - but there might be a touch too much ivory tinkling for some...

3.0
BBC

BBC

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There's a lo-fi stylishness befitting both the director's pedigree and the source of his inspiration, but Audiard also asks some provocative and weighty questions about the male psyche...

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A stylish, adrenalised film that is as French as Gauloises and pastis. Recommended...

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A blistering film you feel in the pit of your stomach, a jumpy, edgy piece of work that thrusts us into a personal maelstrom so tortured and intense, the emotions could be spread with a knife...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Simmering study of a petty hood-cum-wannabe pianist succumbing to his innate violent side - but there might be a touch too much ivory tinkling for some...

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

There's a lo-fi stylishness befitting both the director's pedigree and the source of his inspiration, but Audiard also asks some provocative and weighty questions about the male psyche...

4.0

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