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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Audiard (scenario) &
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Release Date:
16 March 2005 (France) See more »
Plot:
Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 20 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superb human drama See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Romain Duris ... Thomas Seyr

Niels Arestrup ... Robert Seyr

Jonathan Zaccaï ... Fabrice
Gilles Cohen ... Sami

Linh Dan Pham ... Miao Lin

Aure Atika ... Aline

Emmanuelle Devos ... Chris
Anton Yakovlev ... Minskov

Mélanie Laurent ... Minskov's Girlfriend
Agnès Aubé ... Woman
Etienne Dirand ... Old Man
Denis Falgoux ... Metreur
Serge Onteniente ... Man
Sandy Whitelaw ... Mr. Fox
Emmanuel Finkiel ... Conservatory Professor
Jian-Zhang ... Jean-Pierre

Omar Habib ... Assad
Jamal Djabou ... Mounir
Vladislav Galard ... Clerk

Walter Shnorkell ... Verodin
Marianne Puech ... Notaire
Alphonse Cemin ... Pianist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Birgé-Cotte ... Tom enfant
Estelle Brattesani ... Passante
Justine Le Pottier

Directed by
Jacques Audiard 
 
Writing credits
Jacques Audiard (scenario) &
Tonino Benacquista (scenario)

James Toback (earlier screenplay: d'après le film "Fingers" écrit et réalisé par)

Produced by
Pascal Caucheteux .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Stéphane Fontaine 
 
Film Editing by
Juliette Welfling 
 
Casting by
Richard Rousseau 
Marion Touitou 
 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
 
Set Decoration by
Marie Cheminal 
Sandrine Mauvezin 
 
Costume Design by
Virginie Montel 
 
Makeup Department
Laurence Boulet .... additional hair assistant
Pierre Chavialle .... key hair stylist
Isabelle Goulliart .... additional makeup artist
Frédérique Ney .... key makeup artist
Dorota Okulicz .... additional makeup artist (as Dorota Okulicz-Kozaryn)
Emmanuel Pitois .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Martine Cassinelli .... production manager
Laurencina Lam .... post-production manager
Claire Langmann .... general manager
Patrick Le Goc .... unit manager
Thibault Spiral .... assistant unit manager
Monica Taverna .... assistant production manager
Monica Taverna .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Dachet .... second assistant director
Denis Kralj .... assistant director: location
Christelle Lahaye .... additional assistant director
Félicie Leguay .... assistant director trainee
Serge Onteniente .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stéphane Becimol .... assistant decorator
Marie Cheminal .... set dresser
Florent Coulbouée .... carpenter
Christophe Deyris .... carpenter
David Fargot .... painter
Stéphanie Fortunato .... art department
Antoine Galinié .... props
Jean-Michel Guerrin .... carpenter
Jean-Michel Guérin .... constructor
Sophie Lampkin .... key painter
Thierry Lautout .... painter
Chloe Leguay .... assistant decorator (as Chloé Leguay)
Sandrine Mauvezin .... set dresser
Christophe Perruchi .... property master
François Scala .... carpenter
Martinus Van Lunen .... construction manager
Jean-Claude Waeyaert .... carpenter (as Jean-Claude Waeyert)
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Philippe Angelini .... post-synchronisation
Nicolas Cantin .... boom operator
Nicolas d'Halluin .... sound recordist
Xavier Drouault .... foley artist
Isabelle Filippi .... post-synchronisation
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Nikolas Javelle .... sound editor
Lionel Le Bras .... boom operator
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Alexis Leverve .... sound mixer
Vincent Milner .... foley artist
Johann Nallet .... sound recordist
Sandy Notarianni .... dialogue editor
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Julien Sicart .... additional boom operator
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound
Pascal Villard .... supervising sound editor
Pascal Vonhatten .... sound recordist (as Pascal Von Hatten)
 
Special Effects by
Hubert Devinck .... rain effects
Philippe Hubin .... special effects supervisor
Philippe Hubin .... special effects
Denis Le Doyen .... rain effects
Sylvain Magnaud .... rain effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bertrand Levallois .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Sybille Blouin .... stunts
Jean-Claude Bonnichon .... stunts
Michel Carliez .... stunt coordinator
Yves Girard .... stunts
Albert Goldberg .... stunts
Christian Hening .... stunts
Patrick Médioni .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arnaud Carney .... additional assistant camera
Marc Casi .... additional grip
Xavier Cholet .... gaffer
Marie Decourt .... second assistant camera
Aurélien Dubois .... second assistant camera: second unit
Isabelle Dumas .... first assistant camera
Jean-Bernard Josko .... additional grip
Malek Krimed .... assistant camera
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Luis Peralta .... additional electrician
Sébastien Plessis .... electrician
Luc Reyrolle .... electrician
Carlos Ribeiro .... additional grip
Stéphane Rouillon .... grip
Hervé Rousset .... additional grip
Christophe Sournac .... additional electrician
Joel Spinola .... electrician (as Joël Spinola)
Michel Strasser .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Cécile Chaspoul .... extras casting
Stéphanie Nataf .... extras casting
Marion Touitou .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olivia Lahougue .... wardrobe
Isabelle Pannetier .... costume supervisor
Paulette Ribot .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Pierre Frappier .... assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Charlotte Mazzinghi .... intermediate color grader
Fabien Pascal .... color timer
Carlos Pinto .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Caroline Duris .... musical consultant
Frédéric Fortuny .... music consultant
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack coordinator (uncredited)
Stéphane Reichart .... music scoring mixer: Soundtrack CD (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pascal Bayse .... groupman
Eric Dupressoir .... groupman
Fred Grivois .... title designer
Sylvia Pain .... production administrator
Georges Polonia .... groupman
Harmel Sbraire .... coach: actors
Hervé Taini .... groupman
Nathalie Vierny .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:107 min | Japan:108 min | USA:108 min
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Trivia:
Thomas's headphones are Sony MDR-V300.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Fingers (1978)See more »
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Toccata en fa# mineurSee more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Superb human drama, 19 March 2007
Author: Camera Obscura from The Dutch Mountains

THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED (Jacques Audiard - France 2005).

It's usually the other way round, but this time the French took a shot at remaking an American film, James Toback's FINGERS (1978), which starred Harvey Keitel. And the result is excellent. This riveting human drama by Jacques Audiard features an impressive performance by Romain Duris as Tom, a 28 year-old hoodlum who seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a property shark working in a sleazy, barely legal twilight zone of the dodgy Parisian real-estate world. But a chance encounter with a former music teacher leads him to believe that he can become, like his mother, a concert pianist. With the help of a young virtuoso pianist, who just arrived from China, he starts preparing for a crucial audition, but soon the pressures from his former pals mount and he gets trapped between two opposite worlds. But Tom is not just a sensible artistic young man desperately trying to escape the world he lives in. He's not entirely sure he wants to leave his old life behind him. He's got a mean streak and when necessary, he takes care of some unresolved matters using whatever means he deems appropriate to take care of unwilling partners, squatters or whoever gets in the way of his (or his father's business interests), really putting the squeeze on people unwilling to cooperate.

Romain Duris injects his role with an enormous amount of vibrancy and energy. I've never seen Duris in another role before, but his character is complex, perennially nervous, strained, angry, but incredibly charming. One moment he's in leather jacket, wiping the blood of his face after a little bashing with some squatters. The next, he's in suit and tie and negotiates with real-estate moguls. The film's atmosphere is dark, moody and downbeat, but Tom's vibrant energy and aggression firmly keeps the viewer's attention. Jacques Audiard's direction is remarkable assured. He seems to know exactly what he wants to present on the screen, never showy and a keen camera eye to give the already top-notch performances maximum impact. What's so refreshing, is that the film doesn't make a big point out of the human relationships. It never becomes overly sentimental, but at the same time all these characters are real and completely believable, just incredibly vivid characterizations. Sharply written, stylish, expertly paced, directed and performed, this is definitely one to catch.

Camera Obscura --- 9/10

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