Breaking the Waves (Bluray)
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Breaking the Waves (Bluray)


$53.98 $37.79

29 June 2021



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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Lars von Trier
Year: 1996
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Drama
Cast: Adrian Rawlins, Emily Watson, Jean-Marc Barr, Jonathan Hackett, Katrin Cartlidge, Sandra Voe, Stellan Skarsgard, Udo Kier
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 29 June 2021
Runtime (minutes):


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.

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Lars von Trier, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Selected-scene audio commentary featuring von Trier, editor Anders Refn, and location scout Anthony Dod Mantle
  • New interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Björkman
  • New interviews with actors Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård
  • Interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins
  • Excerpts from Watson’s audition tape, with commentary by von Trier
  • Deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier
  • Deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge
  • Cannes Film Festival promotional clip
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt and an excerpt from the 1999 book Trier on von Trier

New cover by Fred Davis

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