Breaking The Waves

Breaking The Waves

Facts and Figures

Run time: 159 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 13th November 1996

Distributed by: Artisan Entertainment

Production compaines: Trust Film, Danish Film Institute

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Fresh: 40 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Vibeke Windeløv

Starring: as Bess McNeill, as Jan Nyman, as Dodo McNeill, as Terry, as Dr. Richardson, as Priest, as Mother, as Sadistic Sailor, Mikkel Gaup as Pits, Roef Ragas as Pim, Robert Robertson as Chairman, Phil McCall as Grandfather, Desmond Reilly as An Elder, Sarah Gudgeon as Sybilla, Finlay Welsh as Coroner, David Gallacher as Glasgow Doctor, Ray Jeffries as Man on Bus, Owen Kavanagh as Man at Lighthouse, Bob Docherty as Man on Boat, David Bateson as Young Sailor

Breaking The Waves Review

Lars Von Trier knows weird and creepy. In northern Scotland, a woman (Watson) pines away in prayer for her husband (Skarsgård), who is offshore on an oil rig. When he is knocked into vegetable-land in an accident, he asks her to have sex with other men since he is unable to do so. Things get more and more deviant, while Watson's religious fervor gets more and more pronounced. Keep your eyes open -- despite an ass-numbing length (just shy of 3 hours), Watson's Oscar-nominated performance and a goose-bump-raising tale make Breaking the Waves a rare creepfest.