Heartbeat Detector

Heartbeat Detector

Director: Nicolas Klotz

Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Michael Lonsdale, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

     
 

As a Parisian petrochemical company forges on into the 21st century, the in-house human resources psychologist leads a probe that proves the ghosts of the previous century still hold sway over current events in director Nicolas Klotz's labyrinthine drama. Simon (Mathieu Amalric) is a human resourcesSee more details below

Overview

As a Parisian petrochemical company forges on into the 21st century, the in-house human resources psychologist leads a probe that proves the ghosts of the previous century still hold sway over current events in director Nicolas Klotz's labyrinthine drama. Simon (Mathieu Amalric) is a human resources worker who has spent the last seven years working at the Paris branch of a powerful German-based company called SC Farb. In addition to assessing the hiring and firing practices of the company, Simon was also charged with the task of conducting motivational workshops. When Assistant Director Karl Rose (Jean-Pierre Kalfon) implores Simon to conduct a clandestine assessment of firm director Mathias Jüst's (Michael Lonsdale) mental health after rumors of erratic behavior begin to circulate in the German head office, the shrewd human resources worker forms a factory orchestra as a means of stealthily gauging the stability of his violin-playing subject. Later, a comprehensive investigation of company archives and anonymous letters begin to snake ominously back in time to the darkest days of World War II.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2008
UPC:
0717119113247
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Yorker Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:21:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mathieu Amalric Simon Kessler
Michael Lonsdale Mathias Jüst
Jean-Pierre Kalfon Karl Rose
Lou Castel Actor
Laetitia Spigarelli Actor
Valerie Dreville Actor
Delphine Chuillot Actor
Edith Scob Actor
Remy Carpentier Actor
Nicolas Maury Actor
Erwan Ribard Actor

Technical Credits
Nicolas Klotz Director
Stephane Batut Casting
Josee Deshaies Cinematographer
Sophie Dulac Producer
Jean Christophe Gigot Executive Producer
Dorothee Guiraud Costumes/Costume Designer
Cyril Holtz Sound/Sound Designer
Rose-Marie Lausson Editor
Emile Louis Asst. Director
Syd Matters Score Composer
Elisabeth Perceval Screenwriter
Antoine Platteau Art Director,Production Designer
Brigitte Taillandier Sound/Sound Designer
Isabelle Ungaro Casting
Michel Zana Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Heartbeat Detector
1. SC Farn [6:34]
2. A Delicate Situation [7:24]
3. Investigation [7:33]
4. The Farb Quartet [9:11]
5. Mathias Jüst [3:44]
6. Music of the Angels [14:34]
7. Night Out [10:08]
8. An Invitation [5:56]
9. The Human Factor [7:10]
10. The Report [8:01]
11. Personal Crisis [6:00]
12. Mathias' Past [4:47]
13. 3 Letters [7:21]
14. Mad [9:02]
15. Anonymous Letters [5:16]
16. Arie Neumann [12:19]
17. Pieces [5:53]
18. End Credits [3:19]
19. Chapter 19 [:01]

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