Rent Breaking the Waves (1996)

3.7 of 5 from 156 ratings
2h 31min
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Synopsis:
In the early 1970s a naive young girl, Bess, living in a small community on the north west coast of Scotland, falls in love with oil-rig worker and man-of-the-world Jan. Despite local opposition they marry and live out a brief but intense love life. Jan returns to the rig, whilst Bess counts the days to his homecoming sure that their love is made in heaven. When an accident renders Jan paralysed he is worried that Bess will cut herself off from a normal life. Realising that he will be bedridden, he convinces her that she will aid his recovery by taking a lover and relating to him their sexual acts.
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Directors:
Producers:
Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Vibeke Windeløv
Voiced By:
Peter Bensted, Simon Towler Jorfaid
Writers:
Lars Von Trier, Peter Asmussen
Others:
Lars Von Trier
Studio:
Pathe
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Awards:

1996 Cannes Grand Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/09/2003
Run Time:
151 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Scene Access
  • Interactive Menus
  • Selected Commentary by Lars Von Trier and Anders Refn, interviewed by Anthony Dodmantle
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/11/2014
Run Time:
156 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Selected Commentary with Lars von Trier and Editor Anders Refn
  • Excerpts from the Documentary Tranceformer: A Film about Lars von Trier
  • Interview with Adrian Rawlins
  • Casting tape of Emily Watson (with optional commentary)
  • In Memory of Katrin Cartlidge (Deleted Scene)
  • Lars von Trier promo clip for the Cannes Film Festival 1996
  • 2 x Deleted Scenes
  • 2 x Extended Scenes (with optional commentary)

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