Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

K14

Genre

Drama

Director

Lars von Trier

Run time

2h 38min

Cast

Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Udo Kier, Mikkel Gaup

In the early 70’s a naive young girl, Bess, living in a small community on the north west coast of Scotland, falls in love with oil-rig worker and man-of-the-world Jan. Despite local opposition they marry. Jan returns to the rig, whilst Bess counts the days to his homecoming, sure that their love is made in heaven, especially as she is convinced she can mentally communicate with God. When the accident renders Jan paralysed he is worried that Bess will cut herself off from a normal life. Realising that he will be bedridden, he convinces her that she will aid his recovery by taking a lover and relating to him their sexual acts.

Winner of the "Grand Prix" of the jury in 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

Genre

Drama

Director

Lars von Trier

Run time

2h 38min

Cast

Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Udo Kier, Mikkel Gaup

In the early 70’s a naive young girl, Bess, living in a small community on the north west coast of Scotland, falls in love with oil-rig worker and man-of-the-world Jan. Despite local opposition they marry. Jan returns to the rig, whilst Bess counts the days to his homecoming, sure that their love is made in heaven, especially as she is convinced she can mentally communicate with God. When the accident renders Jan paralysed he is worried that Bess will cut herself off from a normal life. Realising that he will be bedridden, he convinces her that she will aid his recovery by taking a lover and relating to him their sexual acts.

Winner of the "Grand Prix" of the jury in 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

Info

Rating

Under 14 Not Allowed

Production year

1996

Local distributor

Estinfilm OÜ

In cinema

3/9/2022