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Lars von Trier (Antichrist) became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. Emily Watson (Punch-Drunk Love) stuns, in an Oscar-nominated performance, as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives herself up to a shocking form of martyrdom after her husband (Insomnia's Stellan Skarsgrd) is paralyzed in an oil-rig accident. Breaking the Waves, both brazen and tender, profane and pure, is an examination of the expansiveness of faith and of its limits.
Beautiful scenery and great acting. Nice NOT to know where the story is going. Emily Watson is amazing. You find yourself thinking about this story days later. Read morePublished 3 months ago by TD
Love, God and tragedy crystallize over the simple-minded but incredibly endearing Bess McNeil. Acting, music and filming locations are all fantastic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Theresa Mickiewicz
Intense WITH ACTING FROM A lady who earned an academy award nominee.Published 5 months ago by Charles A. Seijo
I like Emily Watson, to begin with. But her transformation to Bess is wonderful. Her joy and love shine, and the difficult times are hard to take when we know what a pure soul she... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Diane Peters