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Broken (IV) (2012)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  8 March 2013 (UK)
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The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Booty ...
Baby Skunk
Older Skunk
Lukas Fernandes-Pendse ...
Harry Barlow
Michael Fernandes-Pendse ...
Henry Barlow
Rick Buckley
Bob Oswald
Faye Daveney ...
Martha Bryant ...
Clare Burt ...
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Policeman 2


The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

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Broken - Una vita spezzata  »

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Lead Eloise Laurence sings the song in the beginning and in the end herself. See more »


Mike Kiernan: You know it's kind of weird, isn't it, when you're in the middle of something, how these things can be so, oh, confusing?
Saskia: Mm-hmmm.
Mike Kiernan: You know. Unclear.
Saskia: What are you talking about?
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


When I'm Really Old
Written by Albarn/Norris
Performed by Electric Wave Bureau
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
Vocals by Eloise Laurence
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A breathtaking film
4 July 2012 | by (Jounieh, Lebanon) – See all my reviews

From the very beginning of the film, I got hooked by the beautiful cinematography and style, by the choice of characters and the accuracy of the details and by the visual storytelling that reminded me again and again why I fell in love with cinema in the first place.

The subject treated in this movie may not be something new for the viewers but what I am certain of is that director "Ruffus Norris" really has a great vision and an amazing ability to capture the audience's complete attention every single second of the film, allowing the movie to drive them.

You'll definitely enjoy watching this movie and I assure you, it will be quite an experience. Few movies have succeeded in capturing me to the last frame but Broken is one of them, again, a courtesy of the amazing cinema of England.

The movie is based on the concept of causes and consequences that lead to certain actions and results that may be good or bad depending on the situation. It is set in a small neighborhood where the stories of the characters living there intertwine in a beautiful way.

It is a story about the loss of innocence, childhood, unfortunate events and people trying to do "good", and forced to do "bad".

Enough said, this film is definitely a must-watch this year.

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