The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Movies, Drama
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Remaking James Toback's 1978 Fingers, director Jacques Audiard (Read My Lips) has turned the story of Tom (Duris), a petty Parisian crook specializing in real-estate swindles and classical piano, into a melancholy study of alienation and reinvention. The suspense derives not so much from whether Tom will pass an audition and become a concert pianist, but from whether he'll succeed in leaving behind the legacy of small-time wheeling and dealing he inherited from his father (Arestrup). Duris is a handsome performer who achieved success in popular comedies; here, he pulls off his part's perilous balancing act beautifully.

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Director: Jacques Audiard
Screenwriter: Tonino Benacquista
Cast: Romain Duris
Niels Arestrup
Linh Dan Pham
Aure Atika
Emmanuelle Devos
Jonathan Zaccai
Gilles Cohen
Anton Yakovlev
Melanie Laurent