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Heartbreaker (2010) More at IMDbPro »L'arnacoeur (original title)

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Heartbreaker -- 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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Writers:
Laurent Zeitoun (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
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Release Date:
17 March 2010 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When it comes to break-ups... he's the business See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fine French Fluff See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Romain Duris ... Alex

Vanessa Paradis ... Juliette

Julie Ferrier ... Mélanie

François Damiens ... Marc

Héléna Noguerra ... Sophie (as Helena Noguerra)

Andrew Lincoln ... Jonathan
Jacques Frantz ... Van der Beck
Amandine Dewasmes ... Florence
Jean-Yves Lafesse ... Dutour
Jean-Marie Paris ... Goran

Elodie Frenck ... Karine
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

Natasha Cashman ... La belle-mère de Juliette
Patrick Massiah ... Franck
Gianfranco Poddighe ... Carlo

Victoria Silvstedt ... La fille du cabriolet
Alexis Attia ... L'homme du cabriolet
Didier Isnard ... Le responsable magasin
Mustapha Adidou ... Voiturier Marrakech
Hiromi Asai ... La femme d'affaires
Eve Chems de Brouwer ... La vendeuse (as Eve-Chems De Brouwer)
Dominique Giafferi ... Le commissaire priseur
Armand Eloi ... Le grand chef
Camille Figuereo ... La joueuse de curling (as Camille Figuereos)
Nina Melo ... La jeune femme gospel

Audrey Lamy ... La policière
Adina Cartianu ... La bibliothécaire
Léticia Belliccini ... La jeune fille piscine
Karima Gouit ... La serveuse marocaine
Caroline Duris ... La pianiste
Jessica Lavenir ... La jeune fille bateau
Sophie Lebreton ... La réceptionniste (as Sophie Le Breton)
Hervé Algarra ... Le portier
David Bancel ... Le voiturier
Jean Vincentelli ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Rose Lê ... La vieille dame asiatique (as Rose Le)
Cathy Darietto ... La wedding planner (as Cathy Darrieto)
Clémentine Niewdanski ... La copine 1 (as Clémentine Niewdaviski)
Hélène Liber ... La copine 2
Marie-Iris Cadier ... La copine 3 (as Marie Iris Cadier)
David Vatinet ... L'homme 'gardienne'

Olivier Schneider ... Le serveur grand restaurant
Mohamed El Hana ... Bashir
Yahia Jaafari ... Moktar
Med Enachache ... Ganoosh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Derrien ... Wedding Planner Assistant (uncredited)
Sophie Jézéquel ... L'employée de bureau (uncredited)
Morgane Slemp ... Marion (uncredited)

Directed by
Pascal Chaumeil 
 
Writing credits
Laurent Zeitoun (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Jeremy Doner (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Yoann Gromb (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue)

Laurent Zeitoun (original idea)

Produced by
Dominique Boutonnat .... co-producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky .... producer
Laurent Zeitoun .... producer
Yann Zenou .... producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
 
Film Editing by
Dorian Rigal-Ansous 
 
Casting by
Tatiana Vialle 
 
Production Design by
Hervé Gallet 
 
Art Direction by
Aziz Hamichi 
 
Set Decoration by
Bénédicte Charpiat (interior decoration)
 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Betaillole 
 
Makeup Department
Suzel Bertrand .... makeup department head
Véronique Boitout .... key hair stylist
Céline Colinet .... makeup artist: additional unit
 
Production Management
Jerome Albertini .... unit manager
Penelope Bischoff .... production secretary
Miambanzila Charles .... assistant unit manager trainee
Florence Fischel .... assistant unit manager
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Camille Lipmann .... production manager
Sylvain Maignan .... assistant unit manager
Sephora Mayer .... assistant unit manager trainee
Grégoire Mouveau .... assistant unit manager: Morocco
Olivier Rohde .... production manager: Marocco
Florence Thibaudat .... rushes runner
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frédéric Drouilhat .... first assistant director (as Frédéric Drouillard)
Thomas Lipmann .... additional first assistant director
Thomas Lipmann .... second unit director
Damien Noguer .... third assistant director
Antonia Olivares .... second assistant director
Matthieu Röhrer .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Hamichi Aziz .... set dresser
Jérôme Billa .... set dresser
Mathieu Chatagnon .... ripper
Pascal Chevé .... plasterer
Muriel Chinal .... set dresser
Anne-Sophie Delaunay .... assistant art director
Roberto DiCamillo .... carpenter
Baptiste Magis .... second assistant art director
Michel Rollant .... buyer
Virginie Tissot .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Pascal Armant .... sound recordist
Pascal Armant .... sound
Stéphane Gessat .... second sound assistant
Fabrice Grizard .... boom operator
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound mix technician
Adrien Nouvel .... trainee sound assistant
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
Cyrille Richard .... dialogue editor
Williams Schmit .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Tisserand .... sound mixer
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Matthieu Lauxerois .... special effects coordinator
Olivier Marais .... special effects
Julien Poncet de la Grave .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Vautey Frédérique .... visual effects
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Vincent Guttmann .... digital compositing supervisor
Bellarosa Johannes .... digital compositor
Dean Koonjul .... digital compositor: Wizz
Matthieu Lauxerois .... visual effects coordinator
Jeanne Loyer .... digital compositor
Bruno Maillard .... visual effects supervisor
Gaston Marcotti .... digital artist
Sandrine Moniez .... digital compositor
Alexis Peraste .... digital compositor
Thibaut Petillon .... digital compositor (as Thibault Petillon)
Pènèlope Vandecave .... digital compositor
Frédérique Vautey .... visual effects
François Vautier .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Marc Bizet .... stunt rigger
Sybille Blouin .... stunts
Syja Deberdt .... stunts
Mohamed Elachi .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Olivier Schneider .... fight choreographer
Ludo Silemetzoglou .... stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthieu Agius .... additional second assistant camera
Jean-Paul Agostini .... camera operator
Franck-Norman Bihi .... electrician
Stéphane Birzin .... grip
Magali Bragard .... still photographer
Charles Carpentier .... electrician
Thibaud Charles .... electrician
Nicolas Dollander .... camera operator: "b" camera
Nicolas Dollander .... camera operator: "b" camera, steadicam operator
Thomas Gally .... electrician
William Gally .... gaffer
Philippe Guermouh .... electrician: groupman
Johann Jolivet .... electrician
Sophie Lemaire .... first assistant camera:second unit
Maud Lemaistre .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Agnès Letessier .... additional first assistant camera (as Agnès Letessier-Selvon)
Laurent Martin .... grip
Lorenzo Mele .... electrician
Rémi Mestre .... additional second assistant camera
Marion Poulain .... video assistant
Vincent Richard .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
René-Pierre Rouaux .... second assistant camera
Roger Simonsz .... cinematographer: second unit
Christophe Trefigny .... electrician
Nicolas Turchet .... grip
 
Casting Department
Lan Hoang Xuan .... casting assistant (as Lan Hoang Xuan dite « Soone »)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Bay .... wardrobe (as Sophie Bay-Baudens)
Laetitia Bouix .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Antoine Battistelli .... assistant editor
Fabrice Blin .... colorist
Arnaud Caréo .... on-line editor
Anne-Sophie Dupuch .... post production
Reginald Gallienne .... dailies color grader (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquié .... composer's agent (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Andy Brown .... contractor
Simone de Leuw .... score production manager
Mathieu Dugelay .... music clearance
Jake Jackson .... score engineer
Alexandre Jaffray .... music supervisor
Robyn Klein .... executive in charge of music
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Vivien Mergot .... additional music editor
Andrew Raiher .... composer: additional music
Andrew Raiher .... guitars
Daniel Rojas .... score production assistant
Marie Sabbah .... composer agent
Marie-Jeanne Serero .... credits orchestrator (as Marie-Jeanne Serrero)
Mark Yaeger .... score technical advisor (as Mark Anthony Yaeger)
 
Transportation Department
Jalal Aqdim .... picture car assistant coordinator
Charles Heidet .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Virginie Berrachi .... production assistant
Corinne Dacomo .... location manager: South of France (as Corinne Mournard Dacomo)
Christophe Danchaud .... choreographer
Hicham El Ghorfi .... first assistant director: Morocco
Sylvie Forester .... press attache: France (redux version ) (as Sylvie Forestier)
Sophie Fortat .... production accountant
Solange Hunsinger .... unit production assistant
Helene Karson .... assistant to producers
Jérôme Lament .... digital marketing
Florian Lapôtre .... digital marketing
Celine Laumord .... legal affairs
Sophie Lebreton .... script supervisor (as Sophie Le Breton)
Clémence Lhuilier .... production assistant
Laurie Lopez .... trainee script supervisor (as Laurie Lopez-Villanueva)
Valérie Novel .... location manager: Paris
Loïc Saintilan .... travelling car
Florence Thibaudat .... runner: rushes
 
Thanks
Christian Riffard .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'arnacoeur" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
French visa # 123625.See more »
Quotes:
Marc:[subtitled version] Mozart didn't do an opera on an accordion.See more »
Movie Connections:
References It Happened One Night (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Back in TownSee more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Fine French Fluff, 11 October 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

HEARTBREAKER ('L'ARNACOEUR') is a delightful bit of French fluff, created as only the French know how. There are 'quotes' from certain films and songs that mix the two main characters together and add to the meringue of the farce. Based on a light story by Laurent Zeitoun, Jeremy Doner, and Yhan Gromb and directed with a fine sense of comic timing by Pascal Chaumeil, this is one of those examples of the farces the French do so well.

Alex Lipp (Romain Duris), his sister Mélanie (Julie Ferrier) and her husband Marc (François Damiens) run a little business: they coordinate efforts to breakup undesired relationships for pay. After a few examples of how the trio works its magic, an assignment takes them to Monaco where they are hired to stop the marriage between Juliette Van Der Becq (Vanessa Paradis) and her wealthy humanitarian fiancé Jonathan Alcott (Andrew Lincoln) - in 10 days time! Alex is avoiding previous client debts represented by a bodyguard Goran (Jean-Marie Paris) but plunges into the formula courtship destruction mode with Juliette; the difference this time is that Juliette seems happily ensconced in the marriage plans and has little time for Alex's plans. But of course through the period of time allotted, Juliette finds qualities in Alex that are missing from her 'perfect' fiancé and Alex breaks his cardinal rule and falls in love with his marked client Juliette. The manner in which the story is resolved is clever and entertaining and heartwarming.

This may not be a great movie but it is a well-acted refreshing little romp to cleanse the palette! In French and English with subtitles. Grady Harp, November 10

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