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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gina McVey
... Dr. Robert Zachman
... Stefan Chambers
... Kate Coleman
... Daniel McVey
... John McVey
Daren Elliott Holmes ... Simon the Garage Manager
Howard Ward ... Jim
... Anthony
... Doorman
In-Sook Chappell ... Crash Nurse
Peta Longstaff ... A&E Team
Ziad Alyan ... A&E Team
Lucy Bingham ... A&E Team
Marie Flood ... A&E Team
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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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Gaumont [France]

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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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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[Dr. Zachman is questioning Gina about her boyfriend, Stephan]
Dr. Robert Zachman: And you live together?
[Gina slightly shakes her head as if she's disturbed and unsettled by the question]
Dr. Robert Zachman: What are you holding back, Gina? Tell me what's wrong.
Gina McVey: I don't think Stephan is my boyfriend.
Dr. Robert Zachman: Well, we all have different relationships until we find the one.
Gina McVey: No, he looks like him, but he's not him.
Dr. Robert Zachman: Right. When did you first notice this change? After the accident? Do you think then, that maybe he really is Stephan and that ...
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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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Are You Drunk Enough?
Written by Martin Phipps
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Good stuff
19 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I would classify this movie as a horror only because of a certain gory bathroom scene. Otherwise, it is rather a psychological thriller topped with a great amount of fantasy. I extremely loved the concept of the creepy body invaders as well as the mysteriously breaking mirrors that just added up to the eerie atmosphere.

Occasionally, I felt the movie to be a wee bit repetitive, showing the accident from various angles over and over again and the story was also quite easy to puzzle out after a while. However, these factors do not make the movie less enjoyable. Also, many complained about the slow pace and the lack of "action" but honestly, I liked the fact that the film wasn't filled up with unnecessary carnage and slaughter and that thanks to the slow flowing of the movie I had time to contemplate on what was going on instead of getting ready-made answers, even though towards the end everything became pretty obvious, if one payed close attention.

All in all, it was a good suspense movie and I wouldn't mind watching it again.


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