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Breaking and Entering Details


A petty thief is the link between a well-to-do businessman and a single mother struggling to get by in his edgy, emotional drama. Will Francis (Jude Law) is a successful landscape architect who runs an upscale business with his friend Sandy (Martin Freeman) in the King's Cross section of London, a neighborhood that has long been plagued by crime and poverty but has lately become the target of a major gentrification program. Will's longtime girlfriend is Liv (Robin Wright Penn), a lovely woman troubled by a lack of communication between herself and her husband and emotional problems with their teenage daughter, Bea (Poppy Rogers), who can't sleep and is obsessed with gymnastics. A thief has broken into Will and Sandy's office not once but twice, taking Will's laptop and the company's computer equipment, and Will begins spending his evenings at the shop in hopes of catching the culprit in action. The burglar strikes a third time, and while giving chase, Will sees him make his way into a shabby apartment building. Will learns the criminal is Miro (Rafi Gavron), a 15-year-old refugee from Bosnia. Without revealing what he knows, Will makes the acquaintance of Amira (Juliette Binoche), Miro's widowed mother -- a Bosnian refugee who makes a living as a seamstress. As Will starts bringing Amira business on a regular basis, the two begin an affair which continues even as Will maintains his relationship with Liv. Breaking and Entering was written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella; it was his first project made from his own original script since Anthony Minghella in 1991. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 19, 2007


Awarded by
British Independent Film Awards Rafi Gavron Most Promising Newcomer (Onscreen) 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Juliette Binoche Best Actress 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Robin Wright Penn Best Actress 2006 Nominee


Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
Sydney Pollack
Tim Bricknell
Anthony Minghella
Benoit Delhomme
Gabriel Yared
Composer (Music Score)
Lisa Gunning
Alex McDowell
Production Designer
Andy Nicholson
Art Director
Steven E. Andrews
Associate Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Colin Vaines
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Natalie Ward
Costume Designer
Anna Pinnock
Set Decorator
Jim Greenhorn
Sound/Sound Designer
Steven E. Andrews
First Assistant Director
Michelle Guish
Gaby Kester
Lisa DiNardo Parker
Production Manager
Steve Dent
Stunts Coordinator
Nick Ingman
John Colley
Abi Brotherton
Abi Brotherton
Hair Styles
Dianne Dreyer
Script Supervisor
Julie Dartnell
Hair Styles
Julie Dartnell
Ivana Primorac
Hair Styles
Ivana Primorac
Jamie Roden
Re-Recording Mixer
Clare Maclean
Post Production Supervisor
Matthew Gough
Re-Recording Mixer
Vit Komrzy
Visual Effects Producer
Gordon Fitzgerald
Properties Master
Eddy Joseph
Supervising Sound Editor
Jonah Coombes
Location Manager
Sven Taits
Re-Recording Mixer
Simon Finney
Second Unit Camera
Tim Bricknell
Second Unit Director
Anthony Wilcox
Second Assistant Director
Anita Overland
Line Producer
Viktor Muller
Visual Effects Supervisor