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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) Movie Information

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Felix Van Groeningen


Veerle Baetens
Johan Heldenbergh
Nell Cattrysse
Geert Van Rampelberg
Nils De Caster
Robbie Cleiren





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Elise and Didier are two souls whose ideals couldn't be more different, but whose shared enthusiasm of American music and culture bring them together. But when tragedy strikes, they will put their personal beliefs to the test. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 06/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Worthy of the Oscar nomination for sure - this is a moving portrait of a couple who may have dissimilar views on religion, but fall madly in love only to face a devastating loss when their daughter is diagnosed with cancer. The bluegrass music throughout suits the film quite well the leads (Johan Heldenbergh and Veerle Baetens) are exceptional. The film jumps between the past and present - and takes you on a tour of their entire relationship, the ups and the downs - it can be a bit jarring at times, but this is a film where the characters elevate the dramatic material and it works.

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The Broken Circle Breakdown eröffnet mit einer Gruppe aus Bluegrass Musikern und sie tragen vor: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Nun muss man dazu wissen, dass diese Musiker nicht "down-home" in den Südstaaten der USA leben, sondern in Belgien. Es sind flämische Musiker, die eine 100 Jahre alte religiöse Hymne interpretieren. Es geht um den Zwiespalt, etwas begründen zu müssen oder einfach zu vertrauen. Den ewigen Kreislauf der Welt. Das sind die Fragen des Films: Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? "Will the circle be unbroken?" The Broken Circle Breakdown meditiert darüber auf wundervolle Weise. Ein Film über Liebe, Sex, Leid, Glauben und Musik. Der Drehbuchautor Johan Heldenbergh selbst spielt Didier, den Bluesgrass Musiker, der Amerika liebt und seine wundersc...


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