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2,321 Ratings

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté

Directed by Jacques Audiard
France, 2005
Crime, Drama


Tom, a talented pianist, is set to follow in his thuggish father’s footsteps in the sleazy and sometimes violent world of real estate, neglecting his music career following the death of his mother. Then a chance encounter leads him to believe that he can become, like her, a concert pianist.

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The Beat That My Heart Skipped Directed by Jacques Audiard

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Silver Bear (Best Film Music)

BAFTA Awards

2006 | Winner: Best Film not in the English Language

César Awards

2006 | 8 wins including: Best Film

2006 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor

Critics reviews

It’s more than a simple improvement, inverting some of the original’s qualities so that the impersonal, well-crafted filmmaking remains lucid throughout.
July 15, 2005
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[It’s] a distinctly modern picture with its heart in the ’70s: It has the nervous, kinetic energy, and the swaggering pioneer spirit, that marked ’70s American filmmaking.
July 02, 2005
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Along the way there will be violence, some ugly enough to make your heart skip, and sex that might do the same. Mostly, though, there will be beautiful images, strong emotions and the joy found watching a movie aimed straight at the heart and head.
July 01, 2005
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