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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 10 October 2012 (Belgium)
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Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

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(as Felix van Groeningen)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Didier Bontinck / Monroe
... Elise Vandevelde / Alabama
Nell Cattrysse ... Maybelle
... William
Nils De Caster ... Jock
Robbie Cleiren ... Jimmy (as Robby Cleiren)
Bert Huysentruyt ... Jef
... Koen
Sofie Sente
Ruth Beeckmans ... (as Ruth Beekmans)
Jan Hammenecker ... Doctor
Blanka Heirman ... Denise
Kirsten Pieters
Yves Degryse
Dominique Van Malder
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Storyline

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage - but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order. Written by Tribeca Film

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Drama | Music | Romance

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10 October 2012 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Krah razbijenog kruga  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,100, 3 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$175,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,990,754
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Johan Heldenbergh and Veerle Baetens did their own singing. Baetens is actually an accomplished singer in real life. See more »

Quotes

Didier Bontinck: [preaching] Well, still one god to go! Still one god to go! Still one god to go.
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Referenced in L'incertitude des choses (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
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Written by Hank Williams
Performed by Veerle Baetens
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deep touched
12 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

today i saw this little masterpiece about love & death at the berlinale filmfest. at the huge friedrichstadtpalast with 1500 people inside, many of them were crying. it was such a great trip the whole movie. at the end there were 10min standing ovations for the filmmakers. everyone was deep touched by the story, great acting and such good music. the music is full of pain, you could cry the whole day. camerwork is well balanced and the picture quality is really good. the editing was a big surprise. it jumps between past and present without confusing the audience. it generates many dramatic moments. chapeau felix van groeningen & team.


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