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The Broken (2008)

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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate ... See full summary »

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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate Coleman. On the next day, she sees herself driving a car on the street and she follows the woman to her apartment, where she finds a picture of her father and her. While driving back, she has a car crash and loses parts of her memory; further, she believes Stefan is another man. Gina decides to investigate what is happening and unravels a dark reality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Face your fears.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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26 November 2008 (France)  »

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Buro-Kun  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The inventive spelling of the title reads somewhat silly in Norwegian and Danish since the Ø in broken is a letter in the alphabet in these languages and sounds like the "u" in "burden". In addition "brøken" is the Norwegian and Danish word meaning "the fraction". See more »

Goofs

As Gina walks past the wrecked cars in the wrecking yard, she passes the same car (J667 YWY) twice, only a few seconds apart, without changing direction. See more »

Quotes

[Gina is studying a set of chest X-rays in her office when Jim approaches and looks at them as well]
Gina McVey: Who are these for?
Jim: Dr. Waters.
Gina McVey: Interesting.
Jim: What?
Gina McVey: Well, do you notice anything?
Jim: They're back to front?
Gina McVey: No, look. Left and right tags.
Jim: The heart's on the right side of the body?
Gina McVey: [Nodding] Dextrocardia with situs inversus. It's not uncommon, but it's pretty rare. One in every thousand.
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Crazy Credits

If the music played during the first half of the closing credits sounds a bit off, that's because it's being played backwards. See more »

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Klettar
Written by Arnar Gudjonsson
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Padded version of an old Twilight Zone episode
11 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having read many of the comments here, I'm surprised that no one has recognized this as basically an overlong remake of a Twilight Zone episode from 1960 called "Mirror Image," starring Vera Miles. Rod Serling did a much better job of creating an effective spooky tale in 24 minutes than Sean Ellis did in 88 minutes with this tedious snooze. A short piece can be effective with a mysterious and unexplained ending, but in a feature film, there should be a bit more substance and the story should make sense. Sadly, substance and sense are two things missing from "The Broken." Yes, it has some moments, but they are not enough to justify your time. Some further observations: although this is clearly a contemporary story, not one character in the movie has a cellphone! And even though a car accident is the event that gets the story going, there is never any reference to an insurance company, to the person who was driving the other car, or to the police who would have been required to do a report. My advice: skip this bore and watch the original instead!


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