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Breaking the Waves 1996

  • Lars von Trier
  • January 1, 1996
  • 159 mins
  • Danish
  • Drama, Romance
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.


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It's not that sharing your fantasies is wrong. But in Lars VT's case, it's just as if the worst you show, the best the film will be. When you understand that (the label "Dogma" should help, though), you don't have to watch any other movie he's ever made, unless you like to watch people suffer for nothing and being sad to be sad to do so, and die in the end (this is not a spoiler).

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