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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

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Written by Damon Albarn (as Albarn), Alex James (as James) and Dave Rowntree (as Rowntree)
Additional lyrics by Rufus Norris
Performed by Electric Wave Bureau
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
Vocals by Eloise Laurence
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Excellent drama film
26 September 2013 | by tr91See all my reviews

'Broken' is an excellent example of just how good British drama films/series can be when they are done right. The film is straight to the point and develops at a good pace with lots of different things going on between the various characters.

There is a lot of characters in this film (3 different families who are all neighbours) and we see how their lives are affected by various going ons. This film really doesn't hold back, some of the scenes and subjects will be uncomfortable for some viewers. I really didn't like the Oswald family but the story really wouldn't have worked without them.

I really liked how parts of this film where done, we would see something happen unexpectedly and then it would flashback to show the build up to it from a different perspective. The story linked together really well. It is very engaging although some parts are unrealistic.

The acting in this film was nothing short of superb from everyone. There was a lot of familiar faces but the star of the show has to be Eloise Laurence who made her acting debut in the lead role as Skunk.

It's a shame this film probably won't get the recognition it deserves due to it being relatively unheard of. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good dram film, you won't be disappointed.

8/10.


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