The Beat That My Heart Skipped. 2005. France. Directed by Jacques Audiard. In French; English subtitles. 108 min.
In Audiard’s agile remake of James Toback’s Fingers, Romain Duris, brimming with barely contained rage and surrounded by cigarette smoke, stars as Tom, a man torn between his thuggish father, his shady friends, and his reawakened passion for the piano. Winner of eight Cesar Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Niels Arestrup.