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Broken Lines (2008)

R | | Drama | 30 September 2011 (UK)
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Two people find themselves at a crossroads after suffering severe family tragedies.

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Sallie Aprahamian
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Bettany ... Chester
Olivia Williams ... Zoe
Dan Fredenburgh ... Jake
Doraly Rosa Doraly Rosa ... B
Harriet Walter ... Leah
Rita Tushingham ... Rae
Nathan Constance Nathan Constance ... Yoss
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Alistair
Steve Toussaint ... Physio
Sidney Kean ... David
Jay Fuller Jay Fuller ... Traffic Warden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Adegboyega ... Lucas
Aaron Shosanya ... Aj
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Storyline

Upon the death of his father, Jake revisits the world he walked out on. Upon returning, he finds himself confronting all he has run away from, and all that he has become. His return is the catalyst that propels two relationships, four different people, into facing where they have become stuck. Each of them is faced with having to move forward, struggling between betrayal of another or betrayal of oneself. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong sexuality
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Szakítások See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,611
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Color
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Paul Bettany's involvement largely came about because Dan Fredenburgh is his best friend. See more »

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Homage a Ostad
Composed by Renaud Garcia-Fons
From the album "Oriental Bass"
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Adult Romantic Drama with Tragic Overtones
7 November 2009 | by joelbarrybrandtSee all my reviews

We watched an advanced showing of Broken Lines at the Boston Jewish Festival followed by a brief discussion with the Director, Sallie Aprahamian. The question & answer period were relatively brief which may bear some reflection regarding the audience interest in the movie. The plot revolves around a deepening relationship between Jake (Dan Fredenburgh and B (Doraly Rosa) both of whom are involved with significant others. In B's circumstance, it's her husband (?) who has been crippled by a stroke (Paul Bettany and well acted). In Jake's circumstance its a gentile fiancé who appears loving but is too caught-up in her wedding plans to immediately detect any threats to their relationship (Olivia Williams) The complications deepen as the romance develops leading to complicated and depressing consequences. An under-current theme is Judaic and familiar circumstances arising from the death of Jake's father (the first scene, so not a spoiler) which appears to be a factor binding Jake's relationship with B The acting was for the most part professional and believable. The script written by the two lead actors was tight although the final scene appeared out of sync with the balance of the script. The Director indicated that considerable debate went into the final scene and it appears that the wishes of the authors outweighed the instinct of the Director. It was my biggest issue with the movie. Overall however, I felt that the evening was well spent and would recommend this movie with the caveat that it is romantic tragedy, not comedy.


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