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 ... 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 ... 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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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

Bang Bang
by Sonny Bono
Performed by Dalida
Courtesy of Universal Music Canada
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Making pain sweet
11 June 2013 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'Heartbeats' is a fun little film, a sort of Gallic rom-com, although don't expect the obligatory happy-ending where the two protagonists rejected in love hook up with each other. A simple story of unrequited love and ordinary obsessiveness, the film cuts to the chase in spite of its good looking characters and chic vibe: we're not all equally attractive, and we don't love another in equal amounts. The rejecter in this story doesn't even do anything particularly wrong, except treat others with a combination of openness and carelessness that is surely only natural when blessed with a certain type of good looks. The film's resolution of his hitherto ambiguous sexuality is clever, and the film as a whole is brilliantly orchestrated with a collection of popular songs, from different eras, each of which nonetheless is particularly chosen to fit a certain mood and to complement the images on screen at that time. Oddly, in spite of the emotional pain its characters are in, this film is a stylised paean to being young, beautiful and in love: the fact that it hurts only makes it sweeter.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,197, 27 February 2011

Gross USA:

$68,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$843,423
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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