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The Beat That My Heart Skipped [2005] [DVD]

Romain Duris , Neils Arestrup , Jacques Audiard    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped could single-handedly give remakes a good name. Based on the 1978 American movie Fingers, The Beat , it 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 Skippedbecomes 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

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French thriller starring Romain Duris as Tom, an aspiring musician playing seedy bars in the backstreets of Paris. Torn between his music and the example of his sleazy father's life of crime, Tom seems set to follow in his footsteps. But when he meets by chance a friend of his concert pianist mother's, Tom's musical ambitions are awoken and he strives to make a better life for himself.

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"Brilliant… The best thing I’ve seen all year" -- The Mail on Sunday
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