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Film Film March 17, 2000
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Lars von Trier
Breaking the Waves
1996

Passion - a mental state of strong, barely controllable emotion; strong sexual feeling; a narrative account of martyrdom.

A sad, chilling tale of passion and purity on a windblown Scottish island, Breaking the Waves is the story of Bess McNeill, a childlike girl who kneels in church, rebuking herself in the voice of God. She falls in love with a handsome Nordic roustabout and when he's mortally injured only weeks after their marriage, Bess finds a terrible way to save him and sanctify their love. Luminous acting by Emily Watson.


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