• Romain Duris in 'The Beat My Heart Skipped' (2005) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Five films featuring the French megastar – often compared to Alain Delon and Robert De Niro in their prime – screen throughout July on SBS World Movies and SBS On Demand.
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9 Jul 2019 - 2:57 PM  UPDATED 9 Jul 2019 - 2:57 PM

The New Girlfriend

Next airs 9:20pm, Tuesday 23rd July on SBS World Movies (repeats after)

France, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Isild Le Besco, Aurore Clement
What's it about?
Claire (Demoustier) and Laura (Le Besco) have been friends since primary school. Now, in their adult lives, with each happily married, to Gilles (Personnaz) and David (Duris) respectively, they are as close as ever. Then Laura dies after an illness and Claire's world is suddenly very empty. Being the godmother of Laura's child, Lucie, Claire visits David and Lucie, only to discover he has a startling secret...

Transcend old prejudices in 'The New Girlfriend'

Just a Breath Away

France, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: French
Director: Daniel Roby
Starring: Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin, Michel Robin
What's it about?
A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save their daughter. But as the hours go by, one thing becomes quite clear: there is no help on the way, and if they want to make it through this catastrophe alive, they will have to try their luck in the mist…

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Next airs 9:30pm, Tuesday 9th July on SBS World Movies (repeats after)

France, 2005
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Romain Duris, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup, Linh Dan Pham
What's it about?
Tom (Duris) works as a real estate debt collector for his father Robert (Arestrup). This violent line of work leads Thomas to wish he could be more like his late mother, who was a concert pianist. When offered a piano audition, he starts to practise again. Will Thomas get stuck in a cycle of crime and cruelty just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a musician? A remake of the cult 1978 film Fingers (starring Harvey Keitel in Duris' role). 

Why You Should Watch: The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Odd Job

Next airs 9:10pm, Tuesday 16th July on SBS World Movies (repeats after)

France, 2016
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Starring: Romain Duris, Michel Blanc, Alice Belaïdi, Alex Lutz, Charlie Dupont
What's it about?
Jacques (Duris) lives in a small town. When the factory where he works closes down, it is the beginning of the end for him - his girlfriend leaves him and he finds himself struggling while waiting for better days that may never come. One day, André Gardot (Blanc), a local bookmaker whom Jacques knows for having participated in a few of his illegal poker games, turns up. Gardot offers him a job - to take care of the murder of his wife for 20,000 euros.


Next airs 9:30pm, Tuesday 30th July on SBS World Movies (repeats after)

France, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Starring: Romain Duris, Julie Ferrier, Vanessa Paradis, Jacques Frantz
What's it about?
Alex (Duris) and his sister Mélanie (Ferrier) run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man (Frantz) to break up the wedding of his daughter (Paradis). The only problem is that they only have one week to do so. Nominated for five César Awards in 2011, including Best Film. 

Heartbreaker Review

Heartfelt romances, global controversies and international megastars – SBS World Movies has it all
SBS is thrilled to reveal the July line-up of SBS World Movies, our new free-to-air HD channel, launching 1 July 2019. ‘Loving Pablo’, ‘Rafiki’, ‘Brick Lane’ and ‘Just A Breath Away’ are among the titles to headline the first month.