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Breaking the Waves (1996)

R
159 min | Drama

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
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Lars von Trier (as Lars Von Trier)
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$ 110,741
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$ 4,040,691
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Release date
Nov 13, 1996 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Emily Watson
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Stellan Skarsgård
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Adrian Rawlins
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Udo Kier
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Sarah Gudgeon
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Finlay Welsh
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Iain Agnew
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7.9 / 10 | 55,198 votes