Breaking the waves

Published 2014
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Bess, a pious, young Scottish woman, prays to God to send her husband, Jan, home from his job on an offshore oil rig. When an accident sends him home paralyzed, she's filled with guilt and submits to his wish that she take on other lovers, convinced that this will aid in his recovery.

Uniform Title:
Breaking the waves (Motion picture)
Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition (DVD only).
Publisher, Date:
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, 2014.
1 videodisc (159 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A.
Originally released theatrically in 1996.
Special features (disc 2): selected scene audio commentary; new interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Bjor̈kman; new interviews with actors Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgar̊d; interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins; excerpts from Watson's audition tape, with commentary by von Trier; deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier; deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge; Cannes Film Festival promotional clip; trailer.
Writer and director, Lars von Trier ; producers, Vibeke Windeløv, Peter Aalbæk Jensen ; executive music producer, Ray Williams ; director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Anders Refn.
Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier.
DVD: NTSC, region 1, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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