The Beat That My Heart Skipped Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

Summary: 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...
Runtime: 108 min
Production: Canal+
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, Romance, Crime, Music
Country: France
Languages: English, French, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese
Home Release Date: Nov 15, 2005
Director Credit
Jacques Audiard Director
Writer Credit
Jacques Audiard Writer
James Toback Writer
Tonino Benacquista Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Aure Atika Aline
Emmanuelle Devos Chris
Jonathan Zaccaï Fabrice
Linh Dan Pham Miao Lin
Niels Arestrup Robert Seyr
Romain Duris Thomas Seyr
Cast Credit
Agnès Aubé Woman
Anton Yakovlev Minskov
Denis Falgoux Metreur
Emmanuel Finkiel Conservatory Professor
Etienne Dirand Old Man
Gilles Cohen Sami
Mélanie Laurent Minskov's Girlfriend
Sandy Whitelaw Mr. Fox
Serge Boutleroff Man
Producer Credit
Pascal Caucheteux Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: