Simon Kessler

Stanley Kauffmann on Films: Out of the Past
March 26, 2008

Heartbeat Detector (New Yorker) Love Songs (IFC) Sputnik Mania (IFC)     The French director Nicolas Klotz proves—not for the first time in film history—that a picture may be a bit of a jumble yet fascinating. Klotz's Heartbeat Detector, written by Elisabeth Perceval from a novel by Francois Emmanuel, begins as an up-to-date story about Simon Kessler, a smart young psychologist employed by the Paris branch of a Franco-German company. His job is to judge job applicants and to keep tabs on the mental status of the staff.