New York Premiere

France | 104 MINUTES | French |



Pascal Chaumeil makes a fantastic feature debut with the irresistible high-concept romantic comedy Heartbreaker, starring some of France's most acclaimed stars, Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped, TFF '05) and César Award winner Vanessa Paradis (Girl on the Bridge). Alex (Duris), his sister (Julie Ferrier), and her husband (François Damiens) have a budding young business: They break hearts for a living. More specifically, they are hired to split up couples who don't realize that they're just not meant for one another. Who hires them? Concerned friends or over-protective family members keep them busy. But the handsome and charming Alex and his team have met the toughest couple yet, and their undefeated record—not to mention a huge payday—hangs in the balance. The mark is Juliette (Paradis), a happily engaged no-nonsense woman about to be hitched to the perfect guy. With their schemes having little effect on the impenetrable Juliette, the clock is ticking to her wedding day….

Shot in the glamour and whimsy of Monte Carlo, this charming and unique romantic comedy will have audiences buckling with laughter. Chaumeil beautifully illustrates that love and laughter are the best universal languages.


Directed by Pascal Chaumeil and Pascal Chaumeil

Pascal Chaumeil makes his feature film directing debut with Heartbreaker after working as an assistant or unit director on The Professional, The Fifth Element, and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. He has worked as a director on more than a dozen French television shows.
Camera Operator
Jean-Paul Agostini
Laurent Zeitoun, Jeremy Doner, Yoann Gromb
Production manager
Camille Lipmann
Director of Photography
Thierry Abrogast
Pascal Chaumeil
Primary Cast
Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, Francois Damiens, Helena Noguerra, Andew Lincoln
Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun


Main Contact
Laura Thiery
Paris, 75009
Phone: +33 1 48 24 48 71
Director's Agent
Yume Quad Films
Yume Quad Films
Paris, 92110
Phone: 33 1 42 67 05 05
Acquisitions Executive
Gregoire Melin
Paris, 75009
Phone: 33 951474344