The "Breaking the Waves" CD is just a bit too intense and too gushing to be taken in more often than seldom. It is, in all regards, a fun and funky album. It's also a perfect accompaniment to a great film. For in this cd, Lars Von Trier has compiled in it some of the songs that appeared in the movie, either in the gorgeous chapter inter-titles, defined by Lars as "God's point of view" and on the radio that Bess, or sometimes some of the other characters sometimes listen to on their radio. I say some of the songs for we unfortunately do not have the moving "Life on Mars" by David Bowie.
Directed by Lars von Trier. With Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr. 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. Breaking the Waves (original title). R 2h 39min Drama 5 July 1996 (Denmark). Director: Lars von Trier.
Director: Lars von Trier. Starring: Bess McNeill, Jan Nyman, Dodo McNeill and others. Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. In an Oscar-nominated performance, Emily Watson stuns as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives herself up to a shocking form of martyrdom after her husband (Stellan Skarsgård) is paralyzed in an oil rig accident. Breaking the Waves, both brazen and tender, profane and pure, is an examination of the expansiveness of faith and of its limits.
Breaking the Waves is a 1996 film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Emily Watson. Set in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1970s, it is about an unusual young woman, Bess McNeill, and of the love she has for Jan, her husband, who asks her to have sex with other men when he becomes immobilized from a work accident. It is the first film in Trier's Golden Heart Trilogy which also includes The Idiots (1998) and Dancer in the Dark (2000). I sought out this album after watching Lars Von Trier's excellent film. Each of the songs featured here were used masterfully during the film and are mostly able to stand up on their own as great songs. The album kicks off with the only track with Rod Stewart's vocals on that I've ever liked ('In A Broken Dream'), which is followed up by the T-Rex song 'Hot Love'.
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This article presents the filmography of Lars von Trier. 1^ These are the original titles that the films or miniseries were given. 2^ The Elements of Crime, Epidemic and Europa are respectively the first, second and third part of the film series, Europa. 3^ Breaking the Waves, The Idiots and Dancer in the Dark are respectively the first, second and third part of the film series, Golden Heart.
Lars von Trier (Danish pronunciation: ; born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective, although his own films have taken a variety of different approaches. He is known for his female-centric parables and his exploration of controversial subject matter. Von Trier began making his own films at the a Lars von Trier (Danish pronunciation: ; born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. Von Trier began making his own films at the age of 11 after receiving a Super-8 camera as a gift, and his first publicly released film was an experimental short called The Orchid Gardener, in 1977. His first feature film came seven years later, The Element of Crime, in 1984. As of 2010, he has directed a further 9 feature films, 5 short films and 4 television productions.