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The Heart of Me (2002)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2 May 2003 (UK)
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1930's London. Two sisters - Madeleine and Dinah - One marries Rickie, the other falls in love with him. He begins an affair which is to have repercussions throughout their lives.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dinah
... Madeleine
... Rickie
... Mrs. Burkett
... Anthony
... Jack
Gillian Hanna ... Betty
... Charles
Alison Reid ... Bridie
Katy Maw ... Sylvia (as Kathryn Tennant-Maw)
Rebecca Charles ... Miss Matthews
... Drysdale
Shaughan Seymour ... Jeweller
Simon Day ... Hospital Doctor
Jenny Howe ... Nurse
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In the 1930s Ricky Masters, an English businessman, marries Madeleine, a fine match socially, but the cultured aesthete is more and more attracted to her sister Dinah, a 'Bohemian' painter, and as they spend time together their affair becomes physical, even all the way; yet when she gets pregnant they decide to leave his marriage intact. He raises his son with Madeleine, who tells him only in 1946 that she knew after he had a car accident during a 'business trip' to southern France that caused Dinah to loose her unborn daughter; now Ricky wants to leave Madeleine, but she refuses a divorce; after a time in hospital he is told Dinah chose to move back to France without him while she's really living in London, still not the last twist of the drama... Written by KGF Vissers

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Passion brought them together. Love will tear them apart. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Meu Amor, Minha Perdição  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£52,466 (United Kingdom), 4 May 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,956, 15 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$196,067, 5 October 2003
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1.85 : 1
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One of the cars used in this movie is a 1931 Austin 7 box saloon. See more »

Quotes

Dinah: And throughout all Eternity I forgive you, you forgive me
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the residents of Fitzroy Square. See more »

Soundtracks

Heart and Soul
(1938)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Dorothy Carless & Billy Mayerl
Published by Famous Music Corp.
Administered by BMG Publishing Ltd.
By Arrangement with Past Perfect Vintage Music Ltd.
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A beautiful, heartbreaking film
1 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

A movie full of dramatic irony and beauty. I love Helena Bonham Carter and Paul Bettany. On screen, the characters are so believable that I forget that I am watching a movie. I'm transported to this world of war and snobbery, kite flying and poetry. And every twist in the plot basically rips my heart out or sends it soaring. It's so different from any other romance film that I've ever seen. The premise is familiar, but it's beautifully done. Definitely worth seeing. Keep a box of tissues nearby. This movie made me want to read more William Blake. Watch it, and you'll see why. Seriously. It is a film that grips the heart, wraps up the senses, and causes emotions to boil. Despite the poetry in the film, it is mainly a movie of action, of eyes, beautiful, intense eyes. See this movie.


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