Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Title: Breaking the Waves

Release: 1996

Rating: 7.9

Language: English

Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain

Runtime: 159

Genre: Action,Drama,Romance

Breaking the Waves

Release 1996
Rating 7.9
Language English
Country Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
Runtime 159
Genre Action,Drama,Romance



Drama set in a repressed, deeply religious community in the north of Scotland, where a naive young woman named Bess McNeil meets and falls in love with Danish oil-rig worker Jan. Bess and Jan are deeply in love but, when Jan returns to his rig, Bess prays to God that he returns for good. Jan does return, his neck broken in an accident aboard the rig. Because of his condition, Jan and Bess are now unable to enjoy a sexual relationship and Jan urges Bess to take another lover and tell him the details. As Bess becomes more and more deviant in her sexual behavior, the more she comes to believe that her actions are guided by God and are helping Jan recover.

Director :

Lars von Trier

Writer :

Lars von Trier, Peter Asmussen

Actors :

... Bess McNeill

... Jan Nyman

... Dodo McNeill

... Dr. Richardson

... Mother