The Beat That My Heart Skipped

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Overview

A man finds his heart and soul torn between loyalty to his family and a need to be redeemed from his violent lifestyle in this powerful drama from France. Tom Romain Duris is a man in his early thirties who finds himself caught between two very different worlds. Tom loves music, and longs to have a career as a concert pianist; he also has talent, and is taking advanced music lessons from Miao-Lin Linh Dan Pham. But Tom supports himself working as a collection agent for his father, Robert Niels Arestrup, a ...
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Overview

A man finds his heart and soul torn between loyalty to his family and a need to be redeemed from his violent lifestyle in this powerful drama from France. Tom Romain Duris is a man in his early thirties who finds himself caught between two very different worlds. Tom loves music, and longs to have a career as a concert pianist; he also has talent, and is taking advanced music lessons from Miao-Lin Linh Dan Pham. But Tom supports himself working as a collection agent for his father, Robert Niels Arestrup, a mid-level gangster and loan shark, as well as helping Sami Gilles Cohen and Fabrice Jonathan Zaccai, two of Robert's cronies who put together crooked real-estate deals. Tom's hair-trigger temper makes it easy for him to adapt to the violent life of a gangster's muscle man, but he wants to give his creative side a chance to grow, and struggles to get his skills in order for an audition with a concert promoter interested in his music. Tom is also walking on a wire with his employers by having an affair with Aline Aure Atika, Fabrice's wife, and is forced to mediate a bitter feud between his father and a Russian gangster, Minskov Anton Yakovlev. A remake of James Toback's acclaimed directorial debut, Fingers, The Beat That My Heart Skipped aka De Battre Mon Coeur S'Est Arrêté was nominated for the Golden Bear award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.
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Special Features

16x9 Amamorphic presentation, 5.1 mix, Subtitle Control. deleted scenes, interviews, rehearsals, filmographies, theatirical trailer, trailer gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • UPC: 720917547220
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Lorber
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,717

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Romain Duris Tom
Niels Arestrup Robert
Linh-Dan Pham Miao-Lin
Aure Atika Aline
Emmanuelle Devos Chris
Jonathan Zaccaï Fabrice
Gilles Cohen Sami
Anton Yakovlev Minskov
Mélanie Laurent Minskov's Girlfriend
Technical Credits
Jacques Audiard Director, Screenwriter
Philippe Amouroux Sound/Sound Designer
Tonino Benacquista Screenwriter
Pascal Caucheteux Producer
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Francois Emmanuelli Production Designer
Stephane Fontaine Cinematographer
Cyril Holtz Sound/Sound Designer
Virginie Montel Costumes/Costume Designer
Brigitte Taillandier Sound/Sound Designer
Pascal Villard Sound/Sound Designer
Juliette Welfling Editor
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Scene Index

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
1. The Deal [11:07]
2. Llittle Boy Paris [5:43]
3. Chance Encounter [8:56]
4. A Favor for Dad [5:21]
5. Tom's New Tutor [4:13]
6. First Lesson [10:45]
7. No More Secrets [10:50]
8. Distracted [12:59]
9. Minskov [11:37]
10. The Audition [12:09]
11. A New Life [8:38]
12. End Credits [4:07]
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Menu

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
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   Scene Selection
   Audio Set-Up
      Audio: French 2.0
      Audio: French 5.1
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes
      Interviews: Jacques Audiard
      Interview: Tonino Benacquista
      Interviews: Alexandre Desplat
      Rehearsals
      Filmographies
         Jacques Audiard
         Romain Duris
         Emmanuelle Devos
      Trailer Gallery
         Play All
         Kings & Queen
         Open House
         Coney Island Baby
      Coming Attractions
         Play All
         Unknown White Man
         Dear Wendy
         Reel Paradise
   Trailer
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