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Heartbeat DetectorIt's a thin line between 20th-century Nazism and 21st-century corporate culture in Heartbeat Detector, Nicolas Klotz's rewardingly chilly...Heartbeat DetectorDramaPT141MUnratedIt's a thin line between 20th-century Nazism and 21st-century corporate culture in Heartbeat Detector, Nicolas Klotz's rewardingly chilly...2008-03-12Sophie Dulac
Mathieu Amalric, Heartbeat Detector
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Heartbeat Detector

Genre: Drama; Starring: Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Amalric; Director: Nicolas Klotz; Author: Francois Emmanuel, Elisabeth Perceval; Release Date Limited: 03/14/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 141; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Sophie Dulac

It’s a thin line between 20th-century Nazism and 21st-century corporate culture in Heartbeat Detector, Nicolas Klotz’s rewardingly chilly psychological thriller. Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) plays a staff shrink at the Paris branch of a giant German-owned company, investigating the unstable behavior of a company director (Michael Lonsdale). And the two Munich costars generate fine, underplayed tension. Klotz shoots in a palette of grays, then adds Schubert and techno for effective musical disorientation. A-

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