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by Aino Suni


Elina, a 17-year old aspiring rapper, is forced to leave her home country of Finland and move to the South of France when her mother finds a French boyfriend. She is immediately drawn to her new stepsister Sofia, 18, a charismatic ballet dancer who leads a double life full of boys and drugs. Soon, Elina and Sofia's friendship turns into a power game with toxic consequences.

international title: Heartbeast
original title: Heartbeast
working title: A Girl’s Room
country: France, Finland, Germany
sales agent: Kinology
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Aino Suni
film run: 102'
release date: FI 4/11/2022, DE 5/12/2022, FR 22/02/2023
screenplay: Aino Suni
cast: Carmen Kassovitz, Elsi Sloan, Adel Bencherif, Camille, Chilla, Lucille Guillaume
cinematography by: Kerttu Hakkarainen
film editing: Thibault Hague, Ville Hakonen
music: Jean-Benoît Dunckel
producer: Sebastien Aubert, Leslie Jacob, Frauke Kolbmüller, Ilona Tolmunen
production: Adastra Films, Made, Oma Inge Film
distributor: B-Plan Distribution, Port-Au-Prince Pictures GmbH

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