Breaking the Waves (1996) (Movie)

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Breaking the Waves
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Breaking the Waves is a 1996 film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Emily Watson. Set in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1970s, it is about an unusual young woman, Bess McNeill, and of the love she has for Jan, her husband, who asks her to have sex with other men when he becomes immobilized from a work accident. The film is an international co-production led by Lars von Trier's Danish company Zentropa. It is the first film in Trier's Golden Heart Trilogy which also includes The Idiots (1998) and Dancer in the Dark (2000). Wikipedia


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Breaking the Waves is a member of the following lists: English-language films, Danish films, Medical-themed films, Films set in Scotland, Films about psychiatry, Films about religion, Art films, Films about suicide, BDSM in films and 1996 films.

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