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Heartbeats (2010)

Les amours imaginaires (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 29 September 2010 (France)
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The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director:

Xavier Dolan

Writer:

Xavier Dolan (scenario & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monia Chokri ... Marie
Niels Schneider ... Nicolas
Xavier Dolan ... Francis
Anne Dorval ... Désirée
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé ... Jeune femme 1
Olivier Morin ... Jeune homme 1
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ... Jeune femme 2 (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
Éric Bruneau ... Jeune homme 2
Gabriel Lessard Gabriel Lessard ... Jeune homme 3
Bénédicte Décary ... Jeune femme 3
François Bernier François Bernier ... Baise 1
Benoît McGinnis ... Baise 2 (as Benoit McGinnis)
François-Xavier Dufour François-Xavier Dufour ... Baise 3 (as François Xavier Dufour)
Anthony Huneault ... Antonin
Patricia Tulasne Patricia Tulasne ... Coiffeuse
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Storyline

In a story interspersed with interview tales of romantic pitfalls, friendship turns to romantic rivalry for gay man Francis and straight woman Marie when a veritable Adonis named Nicolas enters their lives. Sexual tensions mount as Francis and Marie await Nicolas' show of preference. Written by statmanjeff

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Taglines:

"Heartbreaker, that's you." See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Heartbeats See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,197, 27 February 2011

Gross USA:

$68,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$588,383
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is inspired (to some extent) by Woody Allen 's Husbands and Wives (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Nicolas and Marie by accident run into Francis at the Vietnamese restaurant, Francis introduces Nicolas to his friend Antony. However, in the first scene of the movie you can see that Nicolas already has met Antony as they all sit at the same dinner table. There is nothing to say that either Francis didn't realize they knew each other, or that Nicolas and Antony were merely playing dumb and avoiding an awkward situation. See more »

Quotes

Nicolas: You have a big bed, right?
Francis: Yeah, I have a big bed. You can sleep here. We'll just... We'll just squeeze in.
Nicolas: Thanks, man.
Marie: Shotgun the side.
Francis: I hate the middle, too.
Nicolas: No sweat. I like the middle.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Bang Bang
by Sonny Bono
Performed by Dalida
Courtesy of Universal Music Canada
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A visually and sonically pleasing thrill
27 August 2010 | by alferikSee all my reviews

Lucyrybicka's review was excellent and said it all. Unfortunately, my laptop's touchpad is very sensitive, and it made me accidentally click "No" to the question whether Lucyrybicka's review was helpful to me or not - as I was trying to move the pointer across from screen right to the "Yes" button. So it should say 5 out 8 there, not 4 out of 8. Sorry about that.

I loved this film and it has both great scenes and a very tasteful use of soundtrack. I saw it on the last day of the NIFF (Norwegian International Film Festival) in a very state-of-the-art auditorium, meaning big screen, digital image, superb sound - and it was a delight to watch A real treat.

I agree: If you've ever been in love (experienced limerence), this movie will speak to you like almost no other.


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