6.1/10
614
8 user 15 critic

A Bluebird in My Heart (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 September 2018 (France)
Attempting to lead a quiet reformed life, an ex-con finds refuge in a motel run by a single mother and her daughter Clara. The peace and freedom he has found in this safe haven disappears ... See full summary »

Director:

Jérémie Guez

Writers:

Jérémie Guez, Dannie M. Martin (novel)
Reviews
Popularity
2,837 ( 79)

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Only (2019)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

After a comet releases a mysterious virus that begins to kill all the women in the world, a young couple hides out in their over-sterilized apartment trying to fight for their lives.

Director: Takashi Doscher
Stars: Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr., Chandler Riggs
Crown Vic (2019)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Follows one memorable night in the life of LAPD officer Ray Mandel while hunting two cop killers on the loose.

Director: Joel Souza
Stars: Scottie Thompson, Bridget Moynahan, David Krumholtz
Hunting Lands (2018)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Reclusive veteran Frank Olsen yearns to escape from the complexities of the modern world. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, the world comes looking for him. When he discovers a ... See full summary »

Director: Zack Wilcox
Stars: Marshall Cook, Joe Raffa, Keyna Reynolds
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

One solitary man at the rudder in a small open boat ploughs through a troubled sea off the Dutch coast.

Director: Daniel Alfredson
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Tuva Novotny, Michael Byrne
Shepard (2020)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A troubled teen crosses paths with a charismatic, dangerous stranger and it becomes the worst decision in both of their lives.

Director: Jourdan McClure
Stars: Ashley Nicole Williams, Kareem J. Grimes, Greg Proops
Transference (2020)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Joshua must protect his twin-sister, Emma, who possesses supernatural abilities and keep her safe from an unstoppable secret agent hunting them for an experiment in a classified government program.

Director: Matthew Ninaber
Stars: Melissa Joy Boerger, Matt Daciw, Eamon Hanson
Abstruse I (2019)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two young women get themselves into a very compromising situation that proves life changing, the aftermath is almost worse as all trails of the event has been wiped out and all of a sudden ... See full summary »

Director: Harley Wallen
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Haskins, Kris Reilly
Foxtrot Six (2019)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A former marine and his friends struggle to save Indonesia from a ruthless party leader.

Director: Randy Korompis
Stars: Oka Antara, Verdi Solaiman, Chicco Jerikho
Exit 0 (2019)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A young couple sets out on a weekend getaway in hopes of mending their failing relationship. However, a seemingly innocent weekend turns dark when the man discovers a videotape chronicling the events of a murder in his very own hotel room from years before.

Director: E.B. Hughes
Stars: Gabe Fazio, Augie Duke, Federico Castelluccio
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Director: Issa López
Stars: Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Nery Arredondo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After his wife's death, Claude struggles to appear normal while living with a Secret.

Director: Dustin Cook
Stars: Manny Montana, Nora-Jane Noone, Mary Birdsong
Call Me King (2017)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the international world of gun running... loyalty, honor and discretion are valuable commodities, but nothing is more priceless than the bond of family. Power begets enemies and a loved ... See full summary »

Director: R.L. Scott
Stars: Amin Joseph, Bai Ling, Chris Mulkey
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Roland Møller ... Danny
Lola Le Lann Lola Le Lann ... Clara
Veerle Baetens ... Laurence
Lubna Azabal ... Nadia
Jonathan Robert Jonathan Robert ... Young Dealer
Steven Struyven Steven Struyven ... Homeless Guy
Bashkim Topojani Bashkim Topojani ... Mean Guy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivier Bisback ... Mean guy 2
Edit

Storyline

Attempting to lead a quiet reformed life, an ex-con finds refuge in a motel run by a single mother and her daughter Clara. The peace and freedom he has found in this safe haven disappears when Clara is assaulted, forcing him to face his old demons Written by thomsen-63997

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 September 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bluebird in My Heart See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly outstanding French-made crime noir.
23 November 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Novice French producer and writer Jérémie Guez makes his full length feature film directorial debut in this stunning character study turned crime thriller noir.

This film is insanely watchable, mostly due to the overall soundness of its stunning cinematography and visual compositions, and the stellar performances notably from Roland Møller and Lola Le Lann. The great performances and old school tension are the key ingredients here, and they come together very intimately and surprisingly in this touching film about a man wrestling with his own fate, that morphs from a character study into crime film as the action grows more taut.

Although I'm not a fan of slow-burn films, this one is an exception. The 85 min runtime was perfect, and the constant tension and directors camera shots kept the suspense running non stop. Even the score was perfect and evident at the right moments.

For a non-Hollywood foreign-produced film, this is outstanding, and I hope it's nominated for multiple awards, deservingly so. It's a well deserved 9/10 from me, and I look forward to seeing more from Jérémie Guez.

To see more of my 1000+ ratings and 600+ reviews, click on my username.


14 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed