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sideburnz's avatar


yeah the other four most depressing movies are also from Lars Von Trier most likely. Very depressing yet good.
11 years 8 months ago
WilliamBravin's avatar


Haunting and powerful. Emotionally draining.
9 years 2 months ago
mledwards34's avatar


I'm not going to sleep well tonight...
11 years 2 months ago
ChrisReynolds's avatar


Wow, they actually use defibrillators correctly! First in response to a fibrillation trace on an ECG, then later a flat-lining patient is treated with chest compressions.

Apart from that the film is great, and I think it may be Von Trier's best work.
6 years 1 month ago
-1flb2-'s avatar


Content wise this was a hard movie to watch. Very depressing, but true to real life issues: which was not sugarcoated. This movie pushed all the emotional buttons.
5 years 6 months ago
paakre's avatar


Emily Watson gives a searing portrayal of a faithful wife to an injured oil laborer husband. Visually and spiritually piercing.
11 years 11 months ago
CaverX's avatar


Excellent movie, though one of the top five most depressing movies I have ever seen.
11 years 11 months ago
moviefan28's avatar


Amazing a must watch
2 years ago
secretballer83's avatar


tough watch
6 years 7 months ago
acolthart's avatar


One of Lars Von Trier's most depressing film, or arguably even one of the most depressing films ever made. Breaking the Waves looks into the lives of a happy couple who suddenly face a battle with physical and mental disabilities. A realist drama with ground breaking performances from both Watson and Skarsgard. A long but rewarding watch, with quiet a surprise ending.
8 years 2 months ago
deadendjob's avatar


Von Trier at the peak of his career, predating other tales of searing martyrdom such as Dancer in the Dark. Terrific!
10 years 5 months ago
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8 years 7 months ago
Paper_Okami's avatar


I wasn't affected at all, it just didn't work for me and felt ridiculous throughout the film.

It does not have an emotional punch even close to films like:

Sansho The Bailiff
Tokyo Story
Red Angel
In a Year of 13 Moons
Ali:Fear Eats the Soul
In the Mood For Love
Farewell my Concubine
The Best Years of Our Lives
9 years ago
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