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Breaking the Waves

The extraordinary story of a young, simple-minded, God-fearing Scottish woman who willingly takes on lovers in the belief that it will cure her paralyzed husband. A bold, often unsettling examination of love and faith which may affect you long after watching this masterpiece. Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgard star. First part of von Trier's "Golden-Heart Trilogy", followed by "The Idiots" (1998) and "Dancer in the Dark" (2000). In English.

Year: 1996
Genre: Art House Cinema, Paul's Favourites, Film Festivals 1996, Nick's Favourites, Best of the 1990s, Amy's Favourites, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier
Duration: 151 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence and sex scenes.
7.9/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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