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Breaking the Waves


Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr View All


Lars von Trier (Director) View All

Release: May 13th, 1996
Runtime: 2 hours, 39 minutes
In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
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I mentioned that I wasn't sure what conclusions Von Trier wanted us to draw from the thematic elements of the film but I think the ending makes those things clear.