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Heartbeats (2010)

Les amours imaginaires (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 29 September 2010 (France)
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The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director:

Xavier Dolan

Writer:

Xavier Dolan (scenario & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monia Chokri ... Marie
Niels Schneider ... Nicolas
Xavier Dolan ... Francis
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 Gabriel Lessard ... Jeune homme 3
Bénédicte Décary ... Jeune femme 3
François Bernier François Bernier ... Baise 1
Benoît McGinnis ... Baise 2 (as Benoit McGinnis)
François-Xavier Dufour François-Xavier Dufour ... Baise 3 (as François Xavier Dufour)
Anthony Huneault ... Antonin
Patricia Tulasne Patricia Tulasne ... Coiffeuse
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

"Heartbreaker, that's you." See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Heartbeats See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 75,445 (Canada), 13 June 2010

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,197, 27 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$62,985, 17 April 2011
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Marie's and Nicolas' head positions and facial expressions don't always match up between camera cuts outside the theater. See more »

Quotes

Marie: I love to smoke. Smoking a cigarette is like... forgetting. When I hit rock bottom, it's all I have. Light up, smoke up, shut the fuck up. It hides the shit. The smoke... hides... the shit. There's menthol and vanilla. Some people like 'em. Menthol cigarette. Vanilla cigarette. Chocolate cigarette. Cigarette cigarette. Cigarettes clearly keep me from going crazy. Keeps me alive. It keeps me alive until I die.
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Soundtracks

Cello suite No.1 Prelude in G - Major
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Pieter Wispelwey
Courtesy of Channel Classics Records
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Oh Wow. Wasn't expecting that!
17 August 2013 | by hughman55See all my reviews

This is a great little film but you have to be a little patient. The writer/director and star, Xavier Dolan, has done a masterful job in telling a simple story in a very interesting way. The writing is restrained and a study in the economy of words. I loved it. Dolan's directing is seasoned and insightful. He stages his scenes with lots of color and creative camera angles to amazing effect whether it's the color of an umbrella on a rainy day, a dress, or common inventory on a store shelf. It is visually stunning and stylish. Between Dolan and the other two leads played by Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider, you have a powerfully subtle ensemble. I wasn't so sure about Schneider until near the end when I realized how aloof his "NIko" had to be in order for the film to work at the end. He looks like he stepped off of a Greek coin, and at first you get the impression he's just there to look pretty. Not so. Dolan and Chokri give outstanding performances as best friends, who are not exactly single, but eschew the real people in their lives for the imaginary one they dream to snag. This is not a movie to be over analyzed. Just watch it and enjoy. There's a false ending that is adorable. The real ending, about five minutes later, just made me laugh out loud. If you like good films and enjoy watching boundless creativity on display, watch this one. It might be criticized by some for being "slow". It's not. It real.


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