HEARTBREAKER stars actress, singer and fashion muse Vanessa Paradis alongside Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) and Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, This Life.) Taking a staggering 1.7 million admissions on its opening weekend in France, the film marks Pascal Chaumeil’s directorial debut.
Meet Alex (Duris). He’s charming, funny, effortlessly cool, and most importantly, irresistible to women. Alex offers a professional service – to break up relationships. In just a few weeks, for a fee equivalent to his reputation, he promises to transform any husband, fiancé or boyfriend into an ex. Hideouts, phone-tapping, fake identities, a devastating smile, anything goes when it comes to fulfilling his contract.
Meet Juliette (Paradis). She’s a young, beautiful, free-spirited and independent heiress, with a passion for shopping, fine wine, and a word-perfect knowledge of Dirty Dancing. In ten days she’s due to marry the man of her dreams (Lincoln), much to her father’s disapproval.
When Alex is hired to break up this seemingly perfect couple he is thrown into an action-filled race against time, taking him through the sun-drenched streets of Paris to the fast cars and high fashion of Monaco, in his own hilarious seduction “mission impossible” that risks him being caught by his ruthless personal creditors, angry exes, and 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?