Breaking the Waves

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In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

Who Stars in Breaking the Waves

Emily Watson
Bess McNeill

Emily Watson

Stellan Skarsgård
Jan Nyman

Stellan Skarsgård

Katrin Cartlidge
Dodo McNeill

Katrin Cartlidge

Jean-Marc Barr
Terry

Jean-Marc Barr

Adrian Rawlins
Dr. Richardson

Adrian Rawlins

Jonathan Hackett
Priest

Jonathan Hackett


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Production

Trust Film


Det Danske Filminstitut


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1996-05-13

Original Language
Danish

Runtime
2 hr 39 mins

Revenue
$ 3,803,298.00 (USA)

Genres
Drama Romance

Keywords
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