Heartbreaker (2010)
"L'arnacoeur" (original title)

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Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie (as Helena Noguerra)
Jacques Frantz ...
Amandine Dewasmes ...
Jean-Yves Lafesse ...
Jean-Marie Paris ...
Tarek Boudali ...
Le manager Montecarlo Bay
Philippe Lacheau ...
Le compagnon (as Philippe Lacheau dit « Fifi »)
Julien Arruti ...
Frère de Florence
Geoffrey Bateman ...
Le beau-père de Juliette


You could say Alex Lippi is a ladies' man but it is not true. Of course he has already wooed and charmed armies of women, young and less young, French and foreign. But Alex does it only on active service. Indeed he is appointed to break up undesired couplings. This time he must prevent a rich young lady from marrying an English millionaire. The girl is beautiful and the future husband a perfect match. Will he manage to accomplish this difficult mission? Written by Guy Bellinger

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When it comes to break-ups... he's the business See more »


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Release Date:

17 March 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Heartbreaker  »

Box Office


€8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£119,742 (UK) (2 July 2010)


$504,030 (USA) (10 December 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The piano player is played by Caroline Duris, Romain Duris' sister. She is a talented pianist and already played for her brother in The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) See more »


When Alex is pretending the fake car-jacking, the windows of the car is smashed, later on we can clearly see the left door with its pane. See more »


Marc: [subtitled version] Mozart didn't do an opera on an accordion.
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Crazy Credits

A few seconds after the start of the end credits, there are three scenes that involve some of the characters: in the first one, the nymphomaniac friend of the female protagonist seduces the former fiancée of the latter; in the second scene, the father of the female protagonist chats with his friends; in the last scene, one of the characters tries to seduce a woman by imitating the main character's manners, but fails. See more »


Spoofed in L'art niqueur (2010) See more »


The Story Of The Impossible
Written by Peter Von Poehl
Performed by Peter Von Poehl
© Editions Peter Von Poehl - Lili Louise Musique
(p) 2006 Peter Von Poehl under exclusive license to Tôt ou Tard - VF Musiques
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really great movie!
21 March 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

PLOT: there is this agency (3 people working together: the main character, a guy who seduces the women, and his sister and her husband who help out in the background) that you can hire if you want to break up a woman's relationship. A father hires them to prevent his daughter from getting married, and they only have 10 days. They have to accept the job even if it seems impossible because they absolutely need the money.

It was great movie that makes you laugh and leaves you with a smile. The characters were lovable, the story was really funny, the dialogs were entertaining, and you never get bored. I sometimes find the introduction of movies a bit tedious and it takes some time to really dive into the story, but this movie starts off just right, so that's a plus! It's a great french romantic comedy that flirts with some clichés but actually plays really well with them. The only thing that we were left wondering about were the bride's father motivation for hiring someone to ruin his daughter's wedding plans, but it doesn't actually matter in the grand scheme of things.

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