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The Broken (2008)

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After seeing herself drive down the street, Radiologist Gina McVey unravels a mystery centered around a broken mirror.

Director:

Sean Ellis

Writer:

Sean Ellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Headey ... Gina McVey
Ulrich Thomsen ... Dr. Robert Zachman
Melvil Poupaud ... Stefan Chambers
Michelle Duncan ... Kate Coleman
Asier Newman ... Daniel McVey
Richard Jenkins ... John McVey
Daren Elliott Holmes Daren Elliott Holmes ... Simon the Garage Manager
Howard Ward Howard Ward ... Jim
Damian O'Hare ... Anthony
Dennis Banks ... Doorman
In-Sook Chappell In-Sook Chappell ... Crash Nurse
Peta Longstaff Peta Longstaff ... A&E Team
Ziad Alyan Ziad Alyan ... A&E Team
Lucy Bingham Lucy Bingham ... A&E Team
Marie Flood Marie Flood ... A&E Team
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Face your fears. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The red Jeep that Gina McVey drives has fictional vehicle registration plates [Y38BCY]. See more »

Goofs

When talking about the case of Situs Inversus, she says "It's not uncommon... but it is rare." See more »

Quotes

[opening screen, small text on black]
Opening Quote: You have conquered and I yield.
Opening Quote: Yet henceforward art thou also dead - dead to the World, to Heaven, and to Hope!
Opening Quote: In me didst thou exist - and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself.
Opening Quote: Edgar Allan Poe
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Lionsgate released the DVD in North American with a cropped 1.78:1 ratio. This means approx 24 percent of the original composition is missing. The DVD release in European was in its original cinematic ratio of 2.35:1. Same cropping goes for the Scandinavian DVD and Blu-ray releases by Atlantic Film. See more »

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Klettar
Written by Arnar Gudjonsson
Played during the end credits
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Padded version of an old Twilight Zone episode
11 May 2009 | by bob-1070See 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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Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Broken See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayswater, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,688,551
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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