The moody and intense remake of James Toback’s 1978 American film Fingers from acclaimed writer/director Jacques Audiard starring Romain Duris as a young man torn between two very different worlds.

De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté
Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Romain Duris, Emmanuelle Devos, Neils Arestrup, Linh Dan-Phan, Aure Atika
Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: France

MMedium level violence, medium level coarse language, sexual references

The Beat My Heart Skipped

★★★★★
“Stylish and audacious. Lovers of French cinema who have grown restless with the frazzled hostility of Vincent Cassel can be assured that there is a new top dog in town. Exciting stuff.”
Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

“A blistering film you feel in the pit of your stomach, a jumpy, edgy piece of work that thrusts us into a personal maelstrom so tortured and intense, the emotions could be spread with a knife.”
Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Bristles with life and energy. It’s a movie made with equal measures of bravado and humility — the same mix of qualities you need to play Beethoven, Mozart or Bach.”
Stephanie Zacherak, SALON.COM

The moody, intense and memorable study of a young man torn between two very different worlds from acclaimed writer/director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Read My Lips) is a remake of James Toback’s 1978 American film Fingers.

Tom (Romain Duris) is 28 and destined to follow in his father’s footsteps in the sleazy and sometimes brutal world of real estate. But a chance encounter leads him to believe that he can become, like his mother, a concert pianist, In earnest, he starts preparing for the audition with a virtuoso Chinese pianist. She doesn’t speak a word of French; music is their only exchange. But pressures from the ugly world of his day job soon become more than he can handle.

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