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Breaking the Waves

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Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, France, 1996
Drama, History

Synopsis

In the outskirts of Scotland, Bess, a religious young woman, falls in love with and marries a handsome oil rig worker. Soon, an unfortunate work accident cripples him for life, which shatters Bess’s world completely, especially when he encourages her to take on other lovers.

Synopsis

In the outskirts of Scotland, Bess, a religious young woman, falls in love with and marries a handsome oil rig worker. Soon, an unfortunate work accident cripples him for life, which shatters Bess’s world completely, especially when he encourages her to take on other lovers.

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Breaking the WavesDirected byLars von Trier

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1996 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Jury
1996 | Nominee: Palme d'Or
Academy Awards
1997 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Independent Spirit Awards
1997 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film
Toronto International Film Festival
2011
2010
1996 | 2nd place: Metro Media Award

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