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The Good Heart

The Good Heart

A Feature film by Dagur Kari

Produced by Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 17/03/2010


    Lucas has reached a point of no return. After a failed suicide attempt, he is admitted to hospital and obliged to share a room with Jack, a grumpy old bar owner who has just suffered his fifth heart attack. With no family and feeling that the end isn't far off, Jack takes Lucas under his wing with the intention of passing on his heritage of the bar to the younger man. When he leaves hospital, Lucas begins his apprenticeship in this place regulated by strict rules and "philosophy." Against all expectations, an atypical friendship develops between the old cynic and the young idealist. All seems to be going according to Jack's last wishes, until a rainy night in April when a drunken air hostess comes into the bar. Incapable of kicking this beautiful stranger out, Lucas invites her to stay. Things then start going awry because, for Jack, April is a threat.

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    Executive Producer :

    Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

    French distribution :

    Le Pacte

    Foreign production companies :

    Zik Zak Filmworks, Nimbus films

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    Assistant Director :

    Sigurdur Freyr Matthiasson

    Foreign Producer :

    Hlin Johannesdottir

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

    Costume designer :

    Helga Hannam

    Screenwriter :

    Dagur Kari

    Director of Photography :

    Rasmus Videbæk

    Production Designer :

    Halfdan Larus Pedersen

    Sound Mixer :

    Petur Einarsson

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    Feature film

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    France, Iceland, Denmark

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    Minority French (France, Iceland, Denmark)

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    1 h 35 min

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    Dolby SRD

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