Heartbeat Detector (2008)

Heartbeat Detector
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 21mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords novel, transformation, workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mathieu Amalric Actor Simon Kessler 1 1000001
Michael Lonsdale Actor Mathias Just 1 1000002
Jean-Pierre Kalfon Actor Karl Rose 1 1000003
Laetitia Spigarelli Actor Louisa 1 1000004
Lou Castel Actor Arie Neumann 1 1000005
Edith Scob Actor Lucy Just 1 1000006
Valérie Dréville Actor Lynn Sanderson 1 1000007
Delphine Chuillot Actor Isabelle 1 1000008
Remy Carpentier Actor Jacques Paolini 1 1000009
Nicolas Maury Actor Tavera 1 1000010
Erwan Ribard Actor Miguel 1 1000011
Miguel Poveda Actor Flamenco Singer 1 1000012
Louis Aguettant Actor Fado Singer 1 1000013
Jean-Pierre Vigneau Actor Angelino 1 1000014
Julien Lacroix Actor Philippe 1 1000015
Philippe Montaye Actor Rapper 1 1 1000016
Mathieu Cesarsky Actor Rapper 2 1 1000017
Olivier Renouf Actor After Rave Dancer 1 1000018
Jessica Cohen Actor Singing Girl 1 1000019
Louis Gomez Actor Singing Girl's Mother 1 1000020
Mamoudou Koundio Actor African Tranvestite 1 1000021
Cyril Kervestin Actor Walter 1 1000022
Patrick Zocco Actor Police Chief 1 1000023
Nicolas Klotz Director n/a 2 2000001
Sophie Dulac Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michel Zana Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jean-Christophe Gigot Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Michel Zana Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Elizabeth Perceval Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Francois Emmanuel Source Material (from novel: "La Question humaine") 120786 4000002
Pierre Dufour Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Pascal Pons Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Emile Louis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Fany Pouget Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Hadrien Courtier Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Marianne Fricheau Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Josee Deshaies Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Rose-Marie Lausson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Syd Matters Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Jonathan Morali Composer n/a 120836 8000002
Remi Alexandre Composer n/a 120836 8000003
Jean-Yves Lozach Composer n/a 120836 8000004
Clement Carle Composer n/a 120836 8000005
Antoine Platteau Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
William Mordos Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Stephane Batut Casting n/a 179 10000001
Isabelle Ungaro Casting n/a 179 10000002
Dorothée Guiraud Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Stephane Desmarez Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Laurence Grosjean Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Caroline Tavernier Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000004
Cyril Holtz Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000001
Julie Brenta Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Brigitte Taillandier Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000003
Mohamed Khaznadji Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Marianne Lamour Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
christophe larue Electrician n/a 450 15000003
Daniel Verite Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Daniel Verite Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Synopsis
Simon Kessler is a psychologist working in the Human Resources department of multinational petrochemical corporation SC Farb. His successful role in a recent corporate downsizing proved to SC Farb's managing director Karl Rose that Simon is the perfect candidate to sort out a delicate situation concerning the firm's head-office in Germany. The Germans want a detailed report on SC Farb's CEO Mathias Jüst, who they fear may be falling into a mental state unfit for his role. Mr. Rose wants Simon to secretly investigate Jüst and to determine the state of his "illness." But Jüst has been acutely aware of Simon's toiling for Rose. Jüst challenges Simon with extremely serious, confidential and compromising information about Rose and SC Farb. Following a dubious suicide attempt, Just calls on Simon out of desperation and presents him with three anonymous letters that contain detailed information implicating both Jüst and SC Farb for their allegiance to the Third Reich. When Simon also begins receiving similarly written, anonymous letters, he begins digging deeper into the tangled web before him. The experience begins to take over his mind, his personal life and his sensibility. With the calm assurance that made him such a rigorous technician beginning to falter, Simon follows a clue left in one of the letters that Jüst gave to him and sets off for an impromptu meeting where blackmail, betrayal, murder and the hierarchy of SC Farb's repressed past will all come to light.
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