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Part of the: Heart of Gold Collection

Status: Released

Runtime: 159

Budget: $0

Revenue: $3,803,298

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  16

  • 1996-01-01

  • 1996-10-18

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Alternative Titles

  • Le onde del destino
  • Przełamując fale
Content Score: 100

7.7/10 (27 votes)


Breaking the Waves is Lars von Tier’s intimate story of love, loss, faith, and tragedy. Filmed in the Dogma 95 style; a woman tries to keep a relationship with her husband during hard times. The scenic imagery and excellent performances create a powerful film.


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Director: Lars von Trier
Writers: ,

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Emily Watson

Emily Watson
as Bess McNeill

Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård
as Jan Nyman

Katrin Cartlidge

Katrin Cartlidge
as Dodo McNeill

Jean-Marc Barr

Jean-Marc Barr
as Terry

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