2018 Film Challenge: 47. Breaking The Waves

I downloaded this due to my general enjoyment of Lars Von Trier films. It was good, but not up there with my favourites of his, I have to say. There were some great ideas in it and I really liked the overall storyline, but it just didn’t totally click with me for some reason. Maybe I wasn’t quite in the right frame of mind for it, I don’t know. It took a while to get going and felt a little too long. I really liked the whole end section though.

Here are the thoughts I had whilst watching it:

  • That’s some messy drinking
  • Yikes. That guy’s creepy.
  • This feels so awkward and weird
  • Penises are pretty funny
  • OK, getting a little sinister
  • That doesn’t look like a fun job
  • Bless her
  • Yeah, bit of T.Rex
  • WTF?
  • Grim
  • Woah. I can’t see this film having a happy ending.
  • Oh god…
  • Wow, those are some mean kids
  • What are you doing? Don’t do that!
  • This must have reached peak depressing now, right?
  • The music choices are great
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One Response to 2018 Film Challenge: 47. Breaking The Waves

  1. Crashing Elliptical says:

    I hadn’t seen this before, but I’d enjoyed the other Lars von Trier films we’ve watched as part of this challenge, so was interested to check it out. It was available for free on Prime Video, so that’s how I watched it.

    I liked it, but did find it quite an emotionally draining film, and I found myself getting angry with Presbyterian church’s cold treatment of Bess. It was quite difficult to watch certain scenes, but they did add to the overall story being told. I thought there were some great performances her, particularly from Emily Watson and Katrin Cartlidge. My only criticism it that it was a little long, and could probably have been trimmed by fifteen minutes or so.

    Overall, I would recommend this film as compelling but difficult watch.

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