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Uniform Title Breaking the waves (Motion picture)
Title Breaking the waves / Janus Films ; Zentropa Entertainments ; written and directed by Lars von Trier ; producers, Vibeke Windeløv, Peter Aalbæk Jensen.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
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Edition Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (159 min. : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 Blu-ray videodisc (159 min.) + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm)
Blu-ray two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
DVD two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
Blu-ray video v rdamedia
DVD video v rdamedia
Blu-ray videodisc vd rdacarrier
DVD videodisc vd rdacarrier
Blu-ray digital optical surround 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio rda
DVD digital optical surround 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio rda
Blu-ray laser optical rda
Blu-ray video file Blu-ray region A rda
DVD video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
Series The Criterion collection ; 705
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 705.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 705.
System Details Blu-ray: region A, widescreen, 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio; requires Blu-ray player.
DVD: NTSC, region 1, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Note Wide screen.
Language Soundtrack in English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Sandra Voe, Udo Kier.
Credits Director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Anders Refn ; music arranger and orchestrator, Joachim Holbek.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Summary A quiet woman in Northern Scotland marries an oil rig worker, who becomes paralyzed in an accident. Since he can no longer engage in sex, he encourages his wife to take lovers, which she does because she believes that it is what God wants her to do.
Note Special features include: selected scene audio commentary; new interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Björkman; new interviews with actors Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård; interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins; excerpts from Watson's audition tape, with commentary by von Trier; deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier; deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge; Cannes Film Festival promotional clip; trailer.
Subject Spouses -- Drama.
Paraplegics -- Drama.
Adultery -- Drama.
Faith -- Drama.
Scotland -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Trier, Lars von, 1956- screenwriter, film director.
Windeløv, Vibeke, film producer.
Jensen, Peter Aalbæk, 1956- film producer.
Watson, Emily, 1967- actor.
Skarsgård, Stellan, actor.
Cartlidge, Katrin, actor.
Barr, Jean-Marc, 1960- actor.
Rawlins, Adrian, actor.
Hackett, Jonathan, actor.
Voe, Sandra, 1936- actor.
Kier, Udo, actor.
Müller, Robby, 1940- director of photography.
Refn, Anders, editor of moving image work.
Holbek, Joachim, composer (expression)
Zentropa Entertainments (Firm), presenter.
Janus Films, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781604658330
Standard No. 715515114714
Music No. CC2320BDDVD The Criterion Collection (set)
CC2320BDDVD-1 The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)
CC2320BDDVD-2 The Criterion Collection (DVD)
CC2320BDDVD-3 The Criterion Collection (DVD)

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