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Breaking and Entering (2006)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  10 November 2006 (UK)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

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A mother and her daughter, a mother and her son, and a man living with one and attracted to the other. Miro, a teen from Sarajevo, lives near King's Cross with his mother; he's nimble, able to run across roofs, so his uncle hires him to break into office skylights, so the uncle can boost computers. Twice they steal from Will's architectural firm, so Will stakes it out at night. He follows Miro home and returns the next day and meets Miro's mother, Amira. At home, Will's relationship with Liv is strained - he feels outside Liv and her daughter Bea's circle. The stakeout and Amira's vulnerability are attractive alternatives to being at home. The police, too, watch Miro. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 November 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Violación de domicilio  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,160 (USA) (26 January 2007)

Gross:

$928,960 (USA) (20 April 2007)
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Trivia

When Ed Westwick was first offered his role in this film, he turned it down because the scheduled dates for shooting conflicted with his exams at school and he had no idea who Anthony Minghella was, but his father told him to reply to the email and tell him he was available. See more »

Goofs

When Will drinks the coffee the sex worker brings to him at midnight, "PRET" can be seen on the coffee-cup sleeve. However, the Pret A Manger at King's Cross closes at 8pm. See more »

Quotes

Will Francis: Hi. I'm sorry.
Liv: You smell of perfume.
Will Francis: Well, I don't know how I do.
Liv: Nor do I.
Will Francis: I love you.
Liv: Is that an answer?
Will Francis: It's the truth. I feel as if I'm tapping on a window. You're somewhere behind the glass but you can't hear me. Even when you're angry, like now, it's like someone a long long way away is angry with me.
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References The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

True Skool
Written by Black / More / Roots Manuva (as Smith)
Performed by Coldcut featuring Roots Manuva
Licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune LTD
Published by Just Isn't Music/Chrysalis Music LTD
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another high quality movie from Minghella
30 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the most enjoyable films I have watched this year. Strong acting and direction with constant suspense almost to the very end. Juliet Binoche is outstanding , and Ray Winstone plays a strong support role as a sympathetic detective. Not every one rates Jude Law , but he is well cast in this , and I could not help think that there might be something semi autobiographical in the role that he plays. The views of London are good and there is plenty to think about in this movie as well , overcrowding , poverty , lack of opportunity for the young , personal relationships in the busy lives that we lead. to sum up , a movie that we all should go and see , relevant to our modern lives.


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