Heartbreaker, opening in theaters on September 10th, is a terrifically entertaining new romantic comedy from first time director Pascal Chaumeil. Re-invigorating an often tiresome formula as only the French can, this effortlessly charming romp stars the suave Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) as Alex, a globe-trotting playboy ingénue with a business all his own: He's hired by friends, family or jealous lovers to break up relationships. But when this professional Casanova meets his toughest mark yet in the gorgeous Juliette (Vanessa Paradis, Girl on the Bridge), will his game finally change? We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with the film's stars, Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis, to talk about French cinema, the new film, their characters and the movie's charming plot. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below:
Charming, funny and effortlessly cool, Alex (Romain Duris) is a professional Don Juan who makes a living breaking up couples with his sister Mélanie (Julie Ferrier, Micmacs). Because business is slow, they go against their principles to break up only unhappy couples and agree to work for Mr. Van Der Bercq. Alex has only one week to stop the wealthy man's daughter Juliette (Vanessa Paradis) from marrying the man she is madly in love with. Alex is soon thrown into his own hilarious seduction "mission impossible" that risks him being caught by his ruthless personal creditors, angry exes and the beautiful and independent Juliette herself. But worst of all, will he discover to his own cost that when it comes to love, the perfect plan doesn't exist?
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