Breaking The Waves – Criterion [Blu-ray, DVD] (1996) *NEW*

Breaking The Waves – Criterion [Blu-ray, DVD] (1996) *NEW*


When Bess, a naive young woman, marries Jan, a handsome oil-rig worker, she experience passion and physical pleasure that she never imagined. Their bliss is cut short when an explosion on the rig leaves Jan paralyzed. Believing he will never make love to Bess again, he tells her to take other lovers, convincing her that this will help his recovery. Bess is sent spiraling into a world of dark emotions she cannot understand.

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In a small and religious coastal town, a simple, devoutly religious Scottish woman, Bess McNeill (Emily Watson), finds a partner in an oil rig worker from Norway, Jan Nyman (Stellan Skarsgard). However, the relationship grows strained when Nyman breaks his neck in a horrific work accident on the rig and becomes paralyzed. Unable to perform sexually and suffering mentally from the accident as well, Jan convinces Bess to have sex with other men, which she comes to believe is God's work.
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Breaking the Waves
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Directed by Lars von Trier
Produced by Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Vibeke Windeløv
Written by Lars von Trier
Peter Asmussen
Starring Emily Watson
Stellan Skarsgård
Katrin Cartlidge
Jean-Marc Barr
Udo Kier
Cinematography Robby Müller
Edited by Anders Refn
Distributed by October Films
Release date
  • 18 May 1996 (Cannes)
  • 5 July 1996 (Denmark)
Running time
158 minutes
Country Denmark
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $7.5 million
Box office $4 million (USA)

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 0.5 × 7.3 in


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