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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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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 ...
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In a story interspersed with interview tales of romantic pitfalls, friendship turns to romantic rivalry for gay man Francis and straight woman Marie when a veritable Adonis named Nicolas enters their lives. Sexual tensions mount as Francis and Marie await Nicolas' show of preference. Written by statmanjeff

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Heartbeats  »

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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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The movie is inspired (to some extent) by Woody Allen 's Husbands and Wives (1992). See more »

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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: Love me or leave me.
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Connections

References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Cello suite No.3 Prelude in C - Major
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Pieter Wispelwey
Courtesy of Channel Classics Records
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Complex Love
13 June 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Les Amours Imaginaires is potently beautiful purely based on its plot and the way the story is told. Its content is universal which allows anyone to relate to the story. It speaks about love, loss, rejection, and how love is all about our individual perceptive. This complex story breaks the stereotypes of sexual identity and shows that we cannot always chose who we fall in love with.

Dolans camera use and choice of colour is visually stimulating and beautiful to watch. He captures the beauty of Montreal and the culture that comes with it. The casting is incredible making the story very realistic.

What is even more important is that Les Amours Imaginaires is a story of young love told from the perceptive of a young man. We often see films about youth written or directed by film makers of a different time. This is a film that has a modern perceptive on the complexities of love.

If you have ever been in love, this film will be the speak to you like no other.


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