Breaking and Entering
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- Commentary with director Anthony Minghella
- Six deleted scenes with optional commentary
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Jude Law and Robin Wright-Penn played as a non-married couple, living with Penn's teenage-autis daughter in UK (I think it was London). If I recalled correctly, Law & Penn been a couple for around 10 years. Law worked as an architect, while Penn stayed as a housemother, taking care of her daughter.
Problem came when some burglars broke into Law's office and stole many computers. Among them was a laptop with so many Law's personal files. One of the burglar was a young boy with some remarkable acrobatic abilities. First he took a peek from the rooftop to see door security passwords, broke the very high window-ceiling, enter the warehouse very fast with his acrobatic skills, turned off the alarm, entered the password, the door opened, and his gang entered. And this burglary happened twice! From Law's laptop, the boy explored the excitement of being an architect.
After the second burglary, Law waited outside to catch the burglar, in case the burglar will try the third time. He succedded and followed the boy to his house. There Law saw his lovely mother, Juliette Binoche, a Bosnian-native who ran away from her homeland and left her Serbian husband. It was Law's intention to know if this family was actually an honest family, based on his opinion that Binoche looked as a nice and honest person.
The story goes on. Law maintained his loving relationship with Penn and her troubled daughter. The police were tracking down the burglars and found some clues. Law and Binoche were getting closer to an affair.Read more ›
While the catalyst of the story is a pair of break-ins of Law's offices by Binoche's son (Rafi Gavron), the action serves more as an introduction to the lives of the leads; Binoche is a Bosnian refugee, struggling to provide a stable home for her son, and to save enough money to return the pair to their homeland; Law and Penn are a couple worn down by caring for Penn's autistic daughter (Poppy Rogers), and a growing lack of communication and common interests. When Law tracks the boy to Binoche, he finds himself drawn to the beautiful, reserved widow, but even as he succumbs to his desires, she fiercely protects herself and her son, by taking incriminating nude photos of herself with Law, as he sleeps. There is a jaded understanding of the nature of her existence that is both sad, and understandable; as another Bosnian refugee (Vera Farmiga), reduced to prostitution, explains to Law, survival is the issue, here, not gratification. Indeed, there are no 'villains' in the story, only people struggling to maintain their identities, and dignity.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing and perilous journey into the depths of intimacy and authenticity.Published 10 months ago by Christine
well-written and acted film that creatively takes on several contemporary issues including urban renewal, class conflict and relationships - too bad we lost Mingehlla not long... Read morePublished 13 months ago by dlem31
This is a slow and subtle drama that touches on many things but is primarily about a man who is involved with a woman with a autistic daughter who is floundering in his... Read morePublished 14 months ago by dhart
This movie is worth 10 stars. Its so good I had to watch 2x, which I NEVER watch a movie 2x.Published 15 months ago by Beverly Mccardell
This is a pretty good movie although it moves a little slow. Still, the acting is great and if you are looking to watch a good movie where the characters themselves are the focus... Read morePublished 17 months ago by James Carre
I was told that this was a good story. Sorry, but I did not care for it. And I am also sorry to say that there are no other redeeming values; no great acting or photography or... Read morePublished 18 months ago
Fantastic! A great actors are delivering a great story of love, passion, challenging characters and forgiveness. Excellent directing. Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by Dmitri of San Francisco
Jude Law is perfect as always. Juliette gives it her all. A very good, unique and well written story line with wonderful actorsPublished on November 17, 2013 by C. Williams