Breaking The Waves

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  158 min.
Release Date: January 1, 2001 - Original release 1996

Current rating: Rating: 4.62
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Cast: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins


Set in a community in Northern Scotland, Bess McNeil (Watson) falls in love with an oil-rig worker, Jan (Skarsgård). When Jan has an accident that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down, he asks that she continue her sexual relations with another man, and return to him with the details.

Director: Lars von Trier
Studio: October Films
Producer(s): Vibeke Windeløv
Screenplay: Lars von Trier

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