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Heartbeats (2010)
"Les amours imaginaires" (original title)

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The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monia Chokri ...
Niels Schneider ...
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Anne Dorval ...
Désirée
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé ...
Jeune femme 1
Olivier Morin ...
Jeune homme 1
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ...
Jeune femme 2 (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
Éric Bruneau ...
Jeune homme 2
Gabriel Lessard ...
Jeune homme 3
Bénédicte Décary ...
Jeune femme 3
François Bernier ...
Baise 1
Benoît McGinnis ...
Baise 2 (as Benoit McGinnis)
François-Xavier Dufour ...
Baise 3 (as François Xavier Dufour)
Anthony Huneault ...
Antonin
Patricia Tulasne ...
Coiffeuse
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The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

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Budget:

CAD 600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,197 (USA) (25 February 2011)

Gross:

$62,985 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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When Nicolas and Marie by accident run into Francis at the Vietnamese restaurant, Francis introduces Nicolas to his friend Antony. However, in the first scene of the movie you can see that Nicolas already has met Antony as they all sit at the same dinner table. There is nothing to say that either Francis didn't realize they knew each other, or that Nicolas and Antony were merely playing dumb and avoiding an awkward situation. See more »

Quotes

Nicolas: Eating your cherry, Terry?
Francis: Cherries are too sweet.
Marie: Fudge is 17 times sweeter than cherries.
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Love Without Lies
Written and performed by Comet Gain
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I loved it.
18 May 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This new lavish love story by Xavier Dolan is a movie i've been looking forward to for some time now, mostly because I love I Killed My Mother.

I could label it as hyper-stylized, but it was one of the most marvellously shot films and one film that I will certainly not forget. Heartbeats (USA title) is an original piece of cinema that I'm utterly in love with.

Heartbeats shows us a rather unique love story about two friends, a guy (Xavier Dolan) and a girl (Monia Chokri), who both fall in love with the same guy, both attempting to woo him, but to almost no avail.

I'm in love with this film as much as one can possible be, simply because I love Xavier's style and use of music (Dalida's "Bang, Bang" is amazing) as well as his very modern characters and the superb actors who incarnate them. It's essentially a fairly simple and amusing love story wrapped in a much more visually stimulating package and it is entertaining to watch Criticsism: The main problem is that the story doesn't have much depth and it doesn't really break norm. Dolan uses slow-motion and powerful songs (again "Bang, Bang" to extended scenes and moments, but it causes the story drag on a bit more than it should.


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