BREAKING THE WAVES
Set in North-West Scotland in the early 1970s in a remote fishing village. Against the advice of other Presbyterian church members Bess marries Jan. When Jan becomes paralysed from the neck down after an accident at work, Bess's own life goes completely out of control.
Set in a fishing village in north west Scotland in the 1970s. Against the advice of other Presbyterian Church members, a shy young local woman marries a Scandinavian oil-rig worker. When he becomes paralysed from the neck down after an accident at work, her life goes completely out of control.
©1996. Zentropa Entertainments ApS and La Sept Cinéma Produced by Zentropa Entertainments ApS In collaboration with Trust Film Svenska AB; Liberator Productions S.a.r.l.; Argus Film Produktie; Northern Lights A/S In co-production with La Sept Cinéma; Swedish Television Drama; Media Investment Club (Media Programme of the European Union); Nordic Film- & Television Fund (Bengt Forslund and Dag Alveberg); VPRO Television Supported by Danish Film Institute (Jørgen Ljungdalh); Swedish Film Institute (Per Lysander); Norwegian Film Institute (Oddvar Bull Tuhus and Gunnar Svensrud); Dutch Film Fund; Dutch Cobo Fund; Finnish Film Foundation Marketing supported by Scale/Strategics (Media Programme for the European union) Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe Developed with the support of European Script Fund - an initiative of the Media Programme of the European Union In association with Canal + (France); DR TV; Icelandic Film Corporation; Lucky Red; October films; Philippe Bober; TV 1000; Villealfa Filmproductions OY; Yleisradio TV-1 (Finland); ZDF In Colour Subtitles
Budget: DKK 30 million.