Twenty-eight-year-old Tom leads a life that might be termed as criminal. In doing so, he follows in the footsteps of his father, who made his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, real estate deals. Tom is a pretty hard-boiled guy but also strangely considerate as far as his father is concerned. Somehow he appears to have arrived at a critical juncture in his life when a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist, like his mother. He senses that this might be his final opportunity to take back his life. His piano teacher is a Chinese piano virtuoso who has recently come to live in France. She doesn't speak a lick of French so music becomes the only language they have in common. Before long, Jacques' bid to be a better person means that he begins to yearn for true love. But, when he finally has the chance of winning his best friend's wife, his passion only succeeds in scaring her. And then, one day, his dubious past comes to light...
Sujit R. Varma
Can music tame the raging soul?
16 March 2005 (France)
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Also Known As:
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
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Opening Weekend: $1,179,031
18 March 2005
Opening Weekend USA: $81,277,
4 July 2005, Limited Release
Gross USA: $1,023,424, 11 December 2005
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The film's title comes from a line in French singer Jacques Dutronc
's song, "La fille du père Noël" ("Santa Claus's daughter"). See more
Playing piano is making you flip. Stop it now!
Nothing's making me flip. I'm not flipping. I'm having a ball. I feel fantastic, dont' you see? It's important, I'm serious about it.
You gonna make dough from pianos?
Not pianos, the piano! It's not about making money, it's about art.
What's in it for us? You coming to meetings all, 'Hi guys, I've been playing piano.' Shit, I'll take up the banjo.
It's over your head
Remake of Fingers
Des pas sur la neige (in préludes I)
de Claude Debussy
Interprète piano: Caroline Duris See more