THE GOOD HEART

By Dagur KARI

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2008

A comic, odd couple friendship between suicidal Lucas and misanthropic bar owner Jacques is disrupted by the arrival of love in the form of a beautiful, drunken air stewardess.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Dagur KARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Dagur KARI
    • EIDR 10.5240/A967-2353-65F3-3E52-67D2-O
    • Synopsis
    • Lucas is a good-hearted young man who has come to an existential dead-end. He is homeless, living in a cardboard box under the Brooklyn Bridge. In total lack of prospects for the future, Lucas tries to commit suicide, but the attempt is a failure like everything in his life.
      Recuperating in hospital, Lucas is forced to share a room with Jacques, a grouchy, cynical bar-owner whose choleric demeanour and less-than-healthy lifestyle have resulted in no less than five heart attacks. With no family or friends and a risk of passing away any day, Jacques takes Lucas under his battered wing with the intention of passing on his idiosyncratic legacy.
      Lucas starts a hectic learning process where he has to learn to make the perfect espresso and to adopt Jacques' many bizarre philosophies. Champagne, for example, is strictly for celebrating sporting victories, and never for seducing women. And, with the exception of the bar´s oddball regulars, no one is welcome in Jacques’ bar.
      Lucas moves in and very much against the odds, the two men form a quirky friendship. Everything seems to be going according to Jacques' plan…
      … until the rainy night when April, a drunken stewardess who is terrified of flying, strays into the bar. Jacques is out and Lucas can’t turn this beautiful stranger away. She winds up staying in Lucas´ bed and drinking Jacques’ champagne, both of which make the old man furious. April convinces the captivated Lucas that they should marry, but that he must never fall in love with her. And that’s when things start to get really strange.
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