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Breaking the Waves

Lars von Trier
Denmark
Synopsis
Synopsis
Bess, an innocent young woman who thinks she can speak to God, lives in a Scottish town governed by the strict Calvinist moral imposed by the elders. She marries Jan, a worker on a nearby oil rig and the two live blissfully while the experienced Jan introduces her to the mysteries of sex. However, obliged to return to work, Jan is paralysed in an accident. Bess cares for him with devotion and prays for his recovery. Jan, permanently medicated and severely depressed, proposes that Bess has relations with other men in the belief that it will help her to return to normal life.
Director
Lars von Trier
Screenplay
Lars von Trier
Photography
Robby Müller
Edition
Anders Refn
Music
Joachim Holbek
Cast
Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier
Running Time
158 m.
Country
Denmark
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© San Sebastian International Film Festival | Developed by: Yo Miento Producciones
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