IFC Films | Release Date: February 25, 2011
Summary: Francis and Marie are close friends. One day, during a lunch, they meet Nicolas, a young man from the country newly arrived in town. As one rendezvous leads troublingly to another – whether real or imagined, the signs are all bad – each of the two friends slides deeper into obsessive fantasies around the same object of desire. And the deeper they slide, the more their once cast-iron friendship begins to crack under the pressure of competing for the new kid on the block. Xavier Dolan's second film, Heartbeats, is a study of the fall into love. We follow each stage of the typical love story’s progress – it starts with a meeting and ends in tears. The film reveals a fundamentally simple intrigue that careers through a whole gamut of poetic craziness: passions unleashed, expectations, sorrow, humiliation and, finally, loneliness. (IFC Films)
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Production: Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Language: French
Director Credit
Xavier Dolan Director
Writer Credit
Xavier Dolan Writer
Cast Credit
Anne Dorval Désirée
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé Jeune Femme 1
Anthony Huneault Antonin
Bénédicte Décary Jeune Femme 3
Benoît McGinnis Baise 2
Éric Bruneau Jeune Homme 2
François-Xavier Dufour Baise 3
Françoise Bernier Baise 1
Gabriel Lessard Jeune Homme 3
Magalie Lépine Blondeau Jeune Femme 2
Monia Chokri Marie
Niels Schneider Nicolas
Olivier Morin Jeune Homme 1
Patricia Tulasne Coiffeuse
Xavier Dolan Francis
Producer Credit
Carole Mondello Producer
Daniel Morin Producer
Xavier Dolan Producer