Film Tuesday: “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” (2005)

This is the story of twenty-eight-year-old Tom (Romain Duris), a pianist who has been leading a life of crime with his father, a real estate broker. Eventually, Tom will have a chance to abandon his life of violence and become a professional concert pianist, like his mother.In this film, the acclaimed French director Jacques Audiard endeavours a fine analysis of one of his favourite themes: love and affection without language, already treated in his previous movie “Read My Lips”.

“The Beat That My Heart Skipped” has been praised as “Stylish and visceral, this able remake is infused with realism, grit, and a taut performance by star Romain Duris”.


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