The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Release Date: July 1, 2005
Limited release

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16/125 Dan Krovich Great performance from Romain Duris.

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From Jacques Audiard, the director of the indie hit Read My Lips, comes this update of the 1977 James Toback thriller Fingers. That film starred Harvey Keitel as a concert pianist/debt collector who was torn between his life of crime and his love of classical music.

The protagonist in Audiard's film is based on the Keitel character. Tom is a 28-year-old who is definitely devoting himself to a life of crime as he follows in his father's footsteps. His father had earned a living by making dirty (and occasionally violent) real estate deals. Somehow, though, Tom has a chance encounter that prompts him to become a concert pianist - just like his mother had been. As he tries to take back his life and sees the possibility of finding true love, his criminal past comes back to haunt him. In the end, Tom must decide whether to continue being like his father or pursue his dream of becoming a classical pianist. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Main Cast Romain Duris, Emmanuelle Devos, Aure Atika
Supporting Cast Gilles Cohen, Niels Arestrup, Linh Dan Pham, Jonathan Zaccai, Anton Yakolev
Director Jacques Audiard
Screenwriter Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista, James Toback
Distributor Wellspring Media
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating Unrated
Running Time 107 minutes
Screen Count 5
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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