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Heartbeat Detector

Heartbeat Detector
  • 2007
  • France
  • 140 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nicolas Klotz
  • Written by: François Emmanuel, Elisabeth Perceval
  • Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Michael Lonsdale, Edith Scob
  • Language: French

This French corporate thriller adapted from François Emmanuel's novel 'La Question Humaine' is demanding and rewarding in equal measure. Amalric is the psychologist of a German-French petrochemical company who's asked to discretely assess the mental state of the Paris office's CEO (Lonsdale) until disturbing links between his firm and the Nazis start to take their toll. A beautifully executed and horribly convincing film.

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Heartbeat Detector

8 May 20083 stars

DRAMA (12A) 135min Visually spare, leisurely in pace, wordy and featuring an eclectic, occasionally jarring soundtrack, this French corporate thriller is demanding and rewarding in equal measure. Adapted from François Emmanuel’s novel La Question…

Mathieu Amalric

8 May 2008

It’s quite fitting that on the seat next to Mathieu Amalric is his motorbike helmet. Having dashed across London from Pinewood Studios, where he is currently shooting the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace, the French actor knows that come the autumn…

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