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Breaking the Waves

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With Breaking The Waves, director [[Performer~P118403~Lars von Trier~larsvontrier]] fashions an often disturbing tale of the singular power of love. Bess (the Oscar-nominated [[Performer~P221329~Emily Watson~emilywatson]]) is a naïve, borderline simple young woman who lives in a Scottish coastal town ruled by the religious doctrine of its council of elders. Recovering from a mental breakdown caused by the death of her brother, Bess marries a rough yet compassionate and attentive oil rig worker named Jan...more

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4.0

76 out of 100 Metascore®

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