Heartbeat Detector 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… Heartbeat Detector 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… 2008-03-14 Unrated PT141M Drama Michael Lonsdale Mathieu Amalric Sophie Dulac
Movie Review

Heartbeat Detector (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Mathieu Amalric, Heartbeat Detector | GRAVE AT THE OFFICE Mathieu Amalric (pictured, with Laetitia Spigarelli) is a corporate shrink in Heartbeat Detector , a workplace psychological thriller
GRAVE AT THE OFFICE Mathieu Amalric (pictured, with Laetitia Spigarelli) is a corporate shrink in Heartbeat Detector, a workplace psychological thriller
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Mar 14, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 141 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Michael Lonsdale and Mathieu Amalric; 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-

Originally posted Mar 12, 2008 Published in issue #983 Mar 21, 2008 Order article reprints