Ali suddenly finds himself in charge of Sam, his 5 years old son that he barely knows. Penniless and without friends, he leaves the north of France to seek shelter at his sister’s in Antibes. Even though she and her husband do not have much money, they make a room for them in their garage and take care of Sam.
Ali finds work as a bouncer at a local nightclub. After diffusing a fight one evening, he meets Stephanie a beautiful, self-confident woman. He takes her home and leaves her his number. But she is a princess and he is a poor fellow.
Stephanie is a killer whale trainer at the local Marineland. After a terrible accident one day, Ali gets an unexpected phone call from Stephanie. When he sees her again she is crammed into a wheelchair. She has lost both her legs and her dreams.
Ali will share genuine moments with her, without pity, and help her to live again…(Mubi)
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.(Imdb)
Nineteen year-old Franco-Arab Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he’s out of jail since he’s illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans’ activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate…(Imdb)
Twenty-eight-year-old Tom leads a life that might be termed as criminal. In doing so, he follows in the footsteps of his father, who made his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, real estate deals. Tom is a pretty hard-boiled guy but also strangely considerate as far as his father is concerned. Somehow he appears to have arrived at a critical juncture in his life when a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist, like his mother. He senses that this might be his final opportunity to take back his life. His piano teacher is a Chinese piano virtuoso who has recently come to live in France. She doesn’t speak a lick of French so music becomes the only language they have in common. Before long, Jacques’ bid to be a better person means that he begins to yearn for true love. But, when he finally has the chance of winning his best friend’s wife, his passion only succeeds in scaring her. And then, one day, his dubious past comes to light…(Imdb)
Türkçeye “Kalbim Bir An Durdu” ismiyle çevrilen film, 2005 yılında Cesar en iyi film ödülünü ve 2006 yılında BAFTA en iyi yabancı film ödülünü kazanmış.
Film, emlak sahiplerini işi yokuşa süren kiracılar yada evleri işgal eden evsizler gibi kişilerden yasa dışı yollara kurtulmalarını sağlayan bir grubun içinde yer alan Thomas Seyr’in hikayesini anlatıyor.
Thomas bu işleri yaparken, eski bir piyanist olan annesinin menajeriyle karşılaşır. Menajerin demo teklifini düşünmeye başlar. Bu arada babasının ufak tefek işlerini de yoluna koymaktadır. Babası, bu kez sert kayaya vurmuş ve rus mafyasıyla karşı karşıya gelmiştir. Thomas, babasını bu işin içinden çekip çıkarmaya çalışırken kendini yasak bir ilişkinin içinde bulacak ve demoya hazırlanmak için piyano dersleri alacaktır.
Film ara ara sürükleyiciliğini kaybetse de konusu merak uyandırmaktadır. Finali ise kendisinden daha güzeldir. Müzikal yada müzikle filmin bölündüğü filmleri sevmeyenleri yer yer sıkabilir. Onun dışında fazla aksiyon beklemeyen kişiler izleyebilir. Müstehcen sahneler vardır. (Mubi)