Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves (1996)

Love is a mighty power.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1996-08-29
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 902 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Det Danske Filminstitut
  • Production Country: Denmark, Spain, France, Iceland, Norway, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden
  • Director:
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In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

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Directing Lars von Trier Director
Writing Lars von Trier Writer
Production Vibeke Windeløv Producer
Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Producer
Camera Robby Müller Director of Photography
Art Karl Júlíusson Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Manon Rasmussen Costume Design
Sound Kristian Eidnes Andersen Supervising Sound Editor
Art Peter Grant Property Master
Sound Per Streit Sound Designer
Sound Per Streit Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Anthony Dod Mantle Location Scout
Sound Hans Møller Dialogue Editor
Writing Peter Asmussen Co-Writer
Editing Anders Refn Editor
Sound Joachim Holbek Orchestrator
Sound Joachim Holbek Music Arranger
Production Joyce Nettles Casting
Camera Jean-Paul Meurisse Camera Operator
Camera Eric Kress Second Unit Director of Photography
Crew Lasse Spang Olsen Stunts
Production Marianne Slot Co-Producer
Production Peter van Vogelpoel Co-Producer
Production Casper Holm Production Assistant
Directing Kristoffer Nyholm Second Unit Director
Art Simone Grau Roney Props
Production Anna Anthony Executive Producer's Assistant
Production Lars Jönsson Executive Producer
Sound Peter Schultz Sound Effects Editor
Writing David Pirie Co-Writer
Directing Morten Arnfred First Assistant Director
Production Rasmus Heisterberg Production Runner
Art Rasmus With Assistant Property Master
Production Axel Helgeland Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Anja Dahl Makeup Artist
Art Henrik Jongdahl Title Designer
Lighting Christopher Porter Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Morten Jacobsen Special Effects Makeup Artist
Writing Kirsten Bonnén Rask Script Consultant
Crew Tine Grew Pfeiffer Post Production Assistant
Production Tine Grew Pfeiffer Production Assistant
Art Peter Øvig Knudsen Location Scout
Crew Terry Forrestal Stunt Coordinator
Crew Steen Lyders Hansen Visual Effects Editor
Sound Julien Naudin Foley Artist
Writing Tómas Gislason Script Consultant
Crew Tove Jystrup Post Production Supervisor
Production Rie Hedegaard Casting
Crew Elspeth MacNaughton Dialogue Coach
Art Jonas Alexander Arnby Assistant Property Master
Production Leif Mohlin Production Manager
Sound Ad Stoop Boom Operator
Camera Rolf Konow Still Photographer
Art Leo Jørgart Construction Manager
Directing Linda Daae Continuity
Production Louise Cross Casting Assistant
Lighting Leif Barney Fick Gaffer
Production Charlotte Pedersen Producer's Assistant
Editing Anders Johannes Bukh Assistant Editor
Production Ricki Rasmussen Production Runner
Production Lene Nielsen Unit Production Manager
Camera Pim Tjujerman Focus Puller
Crew Hanne Palmquist Public Relations
Camera Per Fredrik Skiöld Assistant Camera
Editing Olivier Fontenay Color Timer
Costume & Make-Up Sanne Gravfort Makeup Artist
Camera Thomas Holm Deleurang Clapper Loader
Production Christine MacLean Production Consultant
Production Anne Campbell Extras Casting
Crew Lars Kolding Andersen Special Effects
Production Nanna Mailand-Mercado Production Assistant
Crew Søren Buus Visual Effects Editor
Crew Niels Valentin Dal Visual Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jennifer Jorfaid Makeup Artist
Production Janet Riddoch Location Manager
Art John Knight Props
Production Rob Langestraat Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Dorota Horonska Assistant Makeup Artist
Crew Ray Williams Executive Music Producer
Production Ann Køj Production Accountant
Production Ann Vognsen Production Accountant
Lighting Søren Johannes Meyer Electrician
Production Stephen Burt Production Runner
Crew Christel Hammer Public Relations
Art Nini Mandal Props
Crew Poul Erik Andersen Carpenter
Art Morten Constantineanu Bak Graphic Designer
Crew Mogens Craner Carpenter
Art Jørgen Krogh Painter
Art René Pejl Lead Painter
Art Søren Simonsen Painter
Crew Torben Skalleræk Carpenter
Crew Thomas Westi Carpenter
Crew Steve Holtson Video Assist Operator
Crew Fredrik Kihl Video Assist Operator
Crew Morten Ziersen Video Assist Operator
Production Ruth Tarko Additional Casting
Costume & Make-Up Binkie Darling Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Anne-Marie Gudnitz Costume Assistant
Editing Patrick Dreyfus Color Timer
Editing Marianne Jerris Negative Cutter
Production Morten Kleener Location Manager
Sound Carl-Ulrik Munch Andersen Musician
Sound Ulrik Corlin Musician
Sound Ulrik Corlin Music Arranger
Sound Jan Harboe Musician
Sound Jan Harboe Music Arranger
Sound Tom Harboe Musician
Sound Tom Harboe Music Arranger
Sound Tom Harboe Music Consultant
Sound Christian Steenstrup Musician
Sound Mark Warrick Music Producer
Crew Frank Weinberger Driver
Crew Charlotte Giannetta Catering
Production John Goodwin Production Runner
Production Ghita Norrekjær Production Accountant
Production Glenn Weinold Production Runner
Crew Grethe Wejlgaard Medical Consultant
Crew Shirley Clarke Thanks
Crew Charlie Lowry Henderson In Memory Of
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