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Breaking the waves

Author: Lars von TrierPeter AsmussenDavid PirieVibeke WindeløvPeter Aalbæk JensenAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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Bess, a pious, young Scottish woman, prays to God to send her husband, Jan, home from his job on an offshore oil rig. When an accident sends him home paralyzed, she's filled with guilt and submits to his wish that she take on other lovers, convinced that this will aid in his recovery.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Foreign films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lars von Trier; Peter Asmussen; David Pirie; Vibeke Windeløv; Peter Aalbæk Jensen; Emily Watson; Stellan Skarsgård; Katrin Cartlidge; Jean-Marc Barr; Adrian Rawlins; Jonathan Hackett; Sandra Voe; Udo Kier; Robby Müller; Anders Refn; Ray Williams; Zentropa Entertainments (Firm); Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm); October Films.
ISBN: 1574927825 9781574927825
OCLC Number: 45199872
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
"October Films."
Special features: trailer, production notes, scene access, and interactive menus.
Credits: Writer and director, Lars von Trier ; producers, Vibeke Windeløv, Peter Aalbæk Jensen ; executive music producer, Ray Williams ; director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Anders Refn.
Cast: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Sandra Voe, Udo Kier.
Awards: Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics ; Best Actress, New York Film Critics ; Best Actress, 1996 Felix Awards ; Best Actress, Golden Globe Nominee ; Best Picture, National Society of Film Critics ; Best Picture, 1996 Felix Awards ; Best Picture, Golden Globe Nominee ; Grand Prix, Festival International du Film, Cannes, 1996 ; Best Director, National Society of Film Critics ; Best Director, New York Film Critics ; Best Cinematography, National Society of Film Critics.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; 2.0 stereo.
Other Titles: Breaking the waves (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Zentropa Entertainments.

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Bess, a pious, young Scottish woman, prays to God to send her husband, Jan, home from his job on an offshore oil rig. When an accident sends him home paralyzed, she's filled with guilt and submits to his wish that she take on other lovers, convinced that this will aid in his recovery.

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