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The Heart of Me (2002)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2 May 2003 (UK)
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1930's London. Two sisters - Madeleine and Dinah - One marries Rickie, the other falls in love with him. He begins an affair which is to have repercussions throughout their lives.

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Rosamond Lehmann (novel), Lucinda Coxon (screenplay)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Dinah / Madeleine's sister
Olivia Williams ... Madeleine / Wife
Paul Bettany ... Rickie / Husband
Eleanor Bron ... Mrs. Burkett / Madeleine and Dinah's mother
Luke Newberry ... Anthony / Madeleine and Rickie's son
Tom Ward ... Jack / Rickie's friend
Gillian Hanna Gillian Hanna ... Betty / Maid
Andrew Havill ... Charles / Dinah's fiance
Alison Reid Alison Reid ... Bridie
Katy Maw Katy Maw ... Sylvia (as Kathryn Tennant-Maw)
Rebecca Charles Rebecca Charles ... Miss Matthews
John Rowe ... Drysdale
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Jeweller
Simon Day Simon Day ... Hospital Doctor
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ... Nurse
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Storyline

In the 1930s Ricky Masters, an English businessman, marries Madeleine, a fine match socially, but the cultured aesthete is more and more attracted to her sister Dinah, a 'Bohemian' painter, and as they spend time together their affair becomes physical, even all the way; yet when she gets pregnant they decide to leave his marriage intact. He raises his son with Madeleine, who tells him only in 1946 that she knew after he had a car accident during a 'business trip' to southern France that caused Dinah to loose her unborn daughter; now Ricky wants to leave Madeleine, but she refuses a divorce; after a time in hospital he is told Dinah chose to move back to France without him while she's really living in London, still not the last twist of the drama... Written by KGF Vissers

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Every pleasure has a price... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Meu Amor, Minha Perdição See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,956, 15 June 2003

Gross USA:

$196,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$282,519
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the cars used in this movie is a 1931 Austin 7 box saloon. See more »

Quotes

Dinah: And throughout all Eternity I forgive you, you forgive me
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the residents of Fitzroy Square. See more »

Soundtracks

Heart and Soul
(1938)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Dorothy Carless & Billy Mayerl
Published by Famous Music Corp.
Administered by BMG Publishing Ltd.
By Arrangement with Past Perfect Vintage Music Ltd.
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A moving and beautifully acted piece of real cinema
27 November 2002 | by olly1508See all my reviews

This film played to a packed audience at the closing night of the London Film Festival last week. The story of an upper class English man falling passionately in love with his wife's sister was so involving I completely forgot myself for the duration of the film (and from what I could see,so did the rest of the audience). It is a flawless film. Intensely moving. The complex characterisations were handled with immense integrity. One of the wonderful things about it was that during the course of the story I both liked and disliked all the characters. By the end it is impossible to judge them, only appreciate what they had gone through. A most wonderful and uplifting film. Paul Bettany is a discovery. An actor of immense subtlety who is not afraid to play a character who appears simply weak on the surface but is actually very complex. A very detailed and brave performance. Olivia Williams is transformed by the character. She plays Madeline, a woman who lives by the strict rules of her class. No emotion is allowed to get in the way of how this class organises their lives and Madeline respects that. When we see her years later in life, Williams makes us utterly believe the immense changes that she has endured. Madeline must forgive her sister Dinah for her betrayal. This seems impossible given what Madeline has endured at the hands of her sister, yet Williams makes us believe in that forgiveness. This was a great lesson to me. To see how you must move on in your life. Helena Bonham Carter is more vulnerable, sensitive and outrageous than I have ever seen her. Her character is on a knife edge. She falls passionately in love with her brother- in- law and from that moment on the film takes you on an emotional roller-coaster ride that I still can't get out of my mind. The film also has one of the best scores I've heard in ages - romantic and tuneful without being slushy or sentimental. It's also a ravishing looking film (maybe that's why I cant get it out of my mind) and yet the powerful images never interfere with the story but add to it all the time. Real cinema.


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