Bess McNeill is young and naive. When her husband Jan is seriously injured in an accident on an oil rig, her world goes off the rails. Feelings of guilt and misbelief drive her into the arms of brutal men – and into her doom. Lars von Trier’s first film of the “Golden Heart Trilogy” was also his first film after the Dogma 95 manifesto and in his collaboration with Robby Müller.
Breaking the Waves
DK 1996. Dir: Lars von Trier. 160 min. Original with German subtitles
With Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier