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Actors of "Breaking the Waves"
Characters of "Breaking the Waves"
Directors of "Breaking the Waves"Lars von TrierBirthdate: 30 April 1956, Copenhagen, Denmark
Creators of "Breaking the Waves"Lars von TrierBirthdate: 30 April 1956, Copenhagen, DenmarkPeter AsmussenBirthdate: 28 March 1957, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Critic Reviews of "Breaking the Waves"VarietyMarch 26, 2009
The performance from newcomer Emily Watson is the centerpiece of this spiritual journey.Time OutJune 24, 2006
It's a remarkable achievement for all concerned, with Katrin Cartlidge, as Bess's widowed sister-in-law, sharing the acting laurels with the radiant Emily Watson, and writer/director Lars von Trier building the emotional and dramatic intensity ...San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
Watson's Bess is an unforgettable character -- simple, profound, heartbreaking, tragic and yet triumphant.Common Sense MediaApril 18, 2017
Gloomy '90s drama has cursing, nudity, mature themes.Movie MetropolisAugust 03, 2014
Both a ferocious love story and a tale of the triumph of vital individual faith over ossified and corrupt organized religion.The DissolveApril 15, 2014
It's a testament to Emily Watson's astounding performance as Bess that she comes across as more than a von Trier construct; she's a woman of boundless passion, who follows her faith wherever it takes her.City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulSeptember 01, 2009
Von Trier may put his characters and the viewer through the ringer, yet his empathy toward both is unmistakable.ColeSmithey.comAugust 30, 2009
Here is a film that makes you feel like you've read the novel, seen the movie, and lived the life of a protagonist more empathetic than any other. You just might need a stiff drink afterward.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsSeptember 06, 2007
A powerful tear-jerker romantic drama that intriguingly also brings religion into the mix.TheMovieReport.comSeptember 15, 2005
The synopsis doesn't begin to do justice to the psychological and emotional complexities of the tale.Looking CloserDecember 06, 2004
The actors are superb. [But] it is the easiest thing in the world to do ... move people by destroying something beautiful.
Gallery of "Breaking the Waves"