Rent The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

3.6 of 5 from 250 ratings
1h 42min
Rent The Beat That My Heart Skipped (aka De Battre Mon Coeur S'est Arrêté) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Tom (Romain Duris) is an aspiring musician who plays seedy bars in the backstreets of Paris. The one thing tearing him away from his music is the example set by his father - a sleazy life of crime which Tom seems set to follow. But when, by chance, he meets a friend of his concert pianist mother's, his musical ambitions are rekindled and he strives to make a better life for himself.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , Etienne Dirand, , , , , Jian-Zhang, , Jamal Djabou, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Pascal Caucheteux
Writers:
Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista, James Toback
Aka:
De Battre Mon Coeur S'est Arrêté
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Awards:

2006 BAFTA Best Foreign Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
27/03/2006
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/03/2016
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interviews with the Director, Co-writer and Composer
  • Q&A with Romain Duris, Tonino Benacquista and Linh-Dan Pham
  • Rehearsals Footage
  • Romain Duris Singing
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer

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Reviews (3) of The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Larkin was right about Mum and Dad... - The Beat That My Heart Skipped review by Kurtz

Spoiler Alert
25/10/2009

This is a spellbinding piece of Parisian cool from director Audiard. It tells the story of Thomas, brilliantly played by Romain Duris who spends his time providing muscle for his slumlord Dad, conniving with other lowlives to evict unprofitable tenants. A chance encounter with a colleague of his dead mother, a concert pianist, re-awakens Tom’s love of music and his desire to achieve recognition as a pianist himself. From this point on Tom valiantly tries to balance loyalty to his Dad and a sense of obligation to Mum, just as a chaste relationship with a colleague’s wife comes to boiling point. Brilliantly done, and you don’t have to know anything about classical music to find it really enjoyable and affecting.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Thug rekindles classical pianist skills - The Beat That My Heart Skipped review by BE

Spoiler Alert
28/05/2015

A not totally believable premise, gloomy and disjointed. Although not for the faint hearted, Romain Duris portrays trauma exceedingly well. Spot the Massive clothing continuity error at the end!

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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