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Broken (2012)

Not Rated | | 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.

Director:

Rufus Norris

Writers:

Daniel Clay (based on a novel by), Mark O'Rowe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Booty Charlie Booty ... Baby Skunk
Lily James ... Older Skunk
Tim Roth ... Archie
Eloise Laurence ... Skunk
Lukas Fernandes-Pendse Lukas Fernandes-Pendse ... Harry Barlow
Michael Fernandes-Pendse Michael Fernandes-Pendse ... Henry Barlow
Robert Emms ... Rick
Rory Kinnear ... Bob Oswald
Faye Daveney Faye Daveney ... Saskia
Martha Bryant Martha Bryant ... Sunrise
Clare Burt Clare Burt ... Mrs. Buckley
Denis Lawson ... Mr. Buckley
Paul Thornley ... Policeman 1
David Webber ... Policeman 2
Bill Milner ... Jed
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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken - Una vita spezzata See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The T-shirt Eloise is wearing in the final scene has a picture of the same painting from the movie "The Royal Tenenbaums". See more »

Quotes

Jed: Are you a lesbian?
Skunk: No.
Jed: You look like a lesbian.
Skunk: What does a lesbian look like?
Jed: [shrugs] Kind of ugly.
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Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm Really Old
Written by Written by Damon Albarn (as Albarn) and Rufus Norris (as Norris)
Performed by Electric Wave Bureau
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
Vocals by Eloise Laurence
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Emotional Journey,...
11 November 2013 | by joyfuljaymacSee all my reviews

'Broken' is a film about a young girl named skunk, her life is turned upside down after witnessing a violent incident happen to one of her neighbours. From then one things go from bad to worse amongst the neighbourhood and her own family.

This film is acting debut of Eloise Laurence who plays Skunk, she is faultless. She keeps Skunks emotions right on the edge of her sleeves which makes her performance more real. When you look at her you can't help but smile even when it's a serious scene, she is just so cute and so amazingly talented. I hope to see her more in the future.

Tim Roth plays Skunk's dad Archie. As always Tim is amazing, he really brings all the emotions a father would feel towards his daughter and puts it into his performance and let's face it, who wouldn't want Tim Roth as their on-screen father? Cillian Murphy plays Mike, the boyfriend of their au pair Kasia, he also becomes Skunk's teacher. Murphy plays Mike as the most loyal/devoted boyfriend who anyone would want, Which makes him a really likable character and even comes to Skunk's rescue which I think any girl would want. You really feel for him when things turn upside down on him, and want to reach out a give him a hug. Plus he keeps is Irish accent for this one! 'Broken' is a film full of emotions, be them happy, sad, anger or love. This film is an emotional roller-coaster ride with some brilliant actors and some wonderful singing from the lead lady herself.


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