Breaking the Waves (1996)

Breaking the Waves
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Period
Keywords female protagonist, sex
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Elton John Song Performer ("Love Lies Bleeding" "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") 120788 8000043
Joachim Holbek Music Arranger music arranger and orchestrater 121019 8000015
Tom Harboe Song Performer song performer and arranger("Gay Gordons" "Scotland the Brave" "Barren Rock of Aden") 120788 8000028
Ray Williams Music Producer executive music producer 323 8000017
Jan Harboe Song Performer ("Blowin' in the Wind") 120788 8000031
Ulrik Corlin Song Performer song performer and arranger("Gay Gordons" Scotland the Brave" "Barren Rock of Aden") 120788 8000033
Ad Stoop Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
Julien Nardin Foley Artist n/a 223 14000002
Peter Bensted Post-Production Sound post syncing("Ugly Man") 121026 14000003
Klas Baggstrom Sound sound recording 120816 14000005
Simon Towler Jorfald Post-Production Sound post syncing("Boy in Film") 121026 14000004
Dorota Boroska Makeup Assistant make-up assistant 121007 13000007
Binkie Darling Costumes costumer(Scotland) 120828 13000003
Anne-Maris Gudnitz Costumes costume assistant 120828 13000002
Jennifer Jorfald Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Sanne Gravfort Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Morten Jacobsen Makeup special makeup & surgical effects 353 13000006
Lars Christensen Sound recording engineer("Siciliana-Sonata BWV 1031/2nd Movement") 120816 14000006
Kristian Eidnes Andersen Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Ann Koj Slemming Accountant production accounts 120802 16000001
Ghita Norrekjaer Accountant production accounts 120802 16000002
Ann Vognsen Accountant production accounts 120802 16000003
Jens Georg Hansen Production Insurance insurance services provider(Sedgwick A/S) 120949 16000004
Soren Johannes Meyer Electrician n/a 450 15000004
Otto Stenov Gaffer (special effects crew) 268 15000003
Terry Forrestal Stunt Coordinator (Scotland) 120804 19000001
Manon Rasmussen Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Christopher Porter Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Leif Barney Fick Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
Per Streit Sound Designer sound designer and recording mixer 120915 14000007
Damien Maurel Consultant digital video consultant 120784 12000006
Thin Lizzy Song Performer ("Whisky in the Jar") 120788 8000045
Leonard Cohen Song Performer ("Suzanne") 120788 8000042
Deep Purple Song Performer ("Child in Time") 120788 8000046
David Bowie Song Performer ("Life on Mars" (theatrical version)) 120788 8000047
Karl Juliusson Art Director n/a 183 9000001
T Rex Song Performer ("Hot Love") 120788 8000041
Procol Harum Song Performer ("Whiter Shade of Pale") 120788 8000040
Python Lee Jackson Song Performer ("In a Broken Dream") 120788 8000036
Rod Stewart Song Performer ("In a Broken Dream") 120788 8000037
Jethro Tull Song Performer ("Cross Eyed Mary") 120788 8000038
Roxy Music Song Performer ("Virginia Plain") 120788 8000039
Joyce Nettles Casting n/a 179 10000001
Ruth Tarko Casting n/a 179 10000002
Tom Harboe Consultant Scottish music consultant 120784 12000005
Torben Skallebaek Carpenter n/a 529 21000001
Christine MacLean Production Consultant (Scotland) 120897 12000007
Elspeth Macnaughton Dialogue Coach n/a 538 12000008
Christina MacKay Consultant church consultant 120784 12000004
Else Hartzberg Consultant folkdance consultant 120784 12000003
Rie Hedegaard Casting (Denmark) 179 10000003
Anne Campbell Extras Casting (Scotland) 120851 10000004
Kirsten Bonnen Rask Consultant script consultant 120784 12000001
Tomas Gislason Consultant script consultant 120784 12000002
Jonathan Sydenham Translator script translation 741 12000009
Poul Erik Andersen Carpenter n/a 529 21000002
Frank Weinberger Driver bus driver 273 25000020
Grethe Wejlgaard Medic medical consultant 120966 25000019
Pim Tjujerman Other focus puller 120795 26000001
Brigitte Skov Other trainee 120795 26000002
Niels Reierman Other trainee 120795 26000003
Tine Grew Pfieffer Post-Production Assistant n/a 120882 25000018
Ricki Rasmussen Production Assistant runner(Scotland) 275 25000017
John Goodwin Production Assistant runner 275 25000013
Nynne Oldenburg Production Assistant (Paris) 275 25000012
Rasmus Heisterberg Production Assistant runner 275 25000014
Stephen Burt Production Assistant runner(Scotland) 275 25000015
Glenn Weinhold Production Assistant runner(Scotland) 275 25000016
Charlotte Vinther Other financial controller 120795 26000004
Rene Pejl Other head painter 120795 26000005
Christel Hammer Other public relations 120795 26000014
Hanne Palmquist Other public relations 120795 26000013
David Wilder Other completion bond supplier(Film Finances Ltd) 120795 26000015
Carl-Ulrik Munch Andersen Other organ("Siciliana-Sonata BWV 1031/2nd Movement") 120795 26000016
Nynne Selin Publicity public relations assistant 120789 29000001
Birger Bohn Other focus puller(special effects crew) 120795 26000012
Mads Thomsen Other focus puller 120795 26000011
Soren Simonsen Other painter 120795 26000007
Jorgen Krogh Other painter 120795 26000006
Douglas Brand Other rig workers(Montrose) 120795 26000008
William Ryan Other rig workers(Montrose) 120795 26000009
Tony English Other rig workers(Montrose) 120795 26000010
Nanny Mainland-Hansen Production Assistant n/a 275 25000011
Casper Holm Production Assistant n/a 275 25000010
Morten Constantineanu Bak Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000004
Henrik Jongdal Titles title sequence 120825 23000003
Rasmus With Assistant Props property assistant 120904 24000001
Jonas Alexander Arnby Assistant Props property assistant 120904 24000002
Peter Grant Property Master n/a 120805 24000003
Lars Kolding Andersen Special Effects (Scotland) 168 23000002
Per Kirkeby Visual Effects visual digital artist(Chapter and End sequence) 419 23000001
Thomas Westi Carpenter n/a 529 21000004
Morgens Craner Carpenter n/a 529 21000003
Leo Jorgart Construction Manager n/a 120983 21000005
Alistair MacGregor Construction building construction(Scotland) 120900 21000006
Charlotte Giannetta Catering n/a 120954 22000001
Simone Grau Larsen Property Master n/a 120805 24000004
Mini Mandal Props props seamstress 120817 24000005
Louise Cross Assistant (to Joyce Nettles) 120820 25000006
Gunnar Svensrud Assistant assistance(Norwegian Film Institute) 120820 25000005
Anna Anthony Assistant (to Lars Jonsson) 120820 25000007
Peter Raeburn Assistant (to Ray Williams (Pollyanna Music Ltd)) 120820 25000008
Tine Grew Pfieffer Production Assistant n/a 275 25000009
Oddvar Bull Tuhus Assistant assistance(Norwegian Film Institute) 120820 25000004
Per Lysander Assistant assistance(Swedish Film Institute) 120820 25000003
Eva Gottrup Props props trainee 120817 24000006
John Knight Props property(Scotland) 120817 24000007
Charlotte Pedersen Assistant (to the producers) 120820 25000001
Jorgen Ljungdalh Assistant assistance(Danish Film Institute) 120820 25000002
Peter Roderick MacLeod Song Performer ("Pipe Major Donald Maclean") 120788 8000035
Mott the Hoople Song Performer ("All the Way from Memphis") 120788 8000030
Philippe Bober Producer funding 3 3000004
DR TV Producer funding 3 3000003
Lars Jönsson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Axel Helgeland Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Peter Van Vogelpoel Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Peter Aalbaek Jensen Producer n/a 3 3000002
Vibeke Windeløv Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Wark Actor Boy No 2 1 1000029
Anthony O'Donnell Actor Boy No 1 1 1000028
Ronnie McKellaig Actor Precentor 1 1000030
Lars von Trier Director n/a 2 2000001
Kristoffer Nyholm Director n/a 2 2000002
Rob Langestraat Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Marianne Slot Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Morten Arnfred Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Leif Mohlin Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Tove Jystrup Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000004
Morten Kleener Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Janet Riddoch Location Manager (Scotland) 193 5000006
Lene Nielsen Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
David Pirie Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Bengt Forslund Co-Producer (Nordic Film & Television Fund) 170 3000010
Dag Alveberg Co-Producer (Nordic Film & Television Fund) 170 3000011
Lars von Trier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Asmussen Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Dorte Romer Actor Nurse 1 1000027
Steven Leach Actor Praying Man No 3 1 1000026
Mikkel Gaup Actor Pits 1 1000009
Sandra Voe Actor Bess' Mother 1 1000008
Roef Ragas Actor Pim 1 1000010
Phil McCall Actor Grandfather 1 1000011
Robert Robertson Actor Chairman 1 1000012
Jonathan Hackett Actor The Minister 1 1000007
Adrian Rawlins Actor Doctor Richardson 1 1000006
Stellan Skarsgård Actor Jan 1 1000002
Katrin Cartlidge Actor Dodo 1 1000003
Jean-Marc Barr Actor Terry 1 1000004
Udo Kier Actor Man on the Trawler 1 1000005
Desmond Reilly Actor An Elder 1 1000013
Sarah Grudgeon Actor Sybilla 1 1000014
Gavin Mitchell Actor Police Officer No 1 1 1000022
Callum Cuthbertson Actor Radio Operator 1 1000021
Brian Smith Actor Police Officer No 2 1 1000023
Iain Agnew Actor Praying Man No 1 1 1000024
Charles Kearney Actor Praying Man No 2 1 1000025
David Bateson Actor Young Sailor 1 1000020
Bob Dogherty Actor Man on Boat 1 1000019
Finlay Welsh Actor Coroner 1 1000015
David Gallacher Actor Glasgow Doctor 1 1000016
Ray Jeffries Actor Man on Bus 1 1000017
Owen Kavanagh Actor Man at Lighthouse 1 1000018
Anthony Dod Mantle Location Scout location scouting(Scotland) 311 5000007
Peter Ovig Knudsen Location Scout location scouting(Scotland) 311 5000008
Jon Lord Composer song composer("Child in Time") 120836 8000007
Brian Downey Composer song composer("Whisky in the Jar") 120836 8000006
Ritchie Blackmore Composer song composer("Child in Time") 120836 8000008
Ian Gillan Composer song composer("Child in Time") 120836 8000009
Roger Glover Composer song composer("Child in Time") 120836 8000010
Eric Bell Composer song composer("Whisky in the Jar") 120836 8000005
Phil Lynott Composer song composer("Whisky in the Jar") 120836 8000004
Anders Johannes Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000011
Ian Hunter Composer music composer("All the Way from Memphis") 120836 8000001
Elton John Composer song composer 120836 8000002
Bernie Taupin Composer song composer("Love Lies Bleeding" "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") 120836 8000003
Ian Paice Composer song composer("Child in Time") 120836 8000011
David Bowie Composer song composer 120836 8000012
Ian Anderson Song ("Cross Eyed Mary") 120859 8000024
Python Lee Jackson Song n/a 120859 8000023
Keith Reid Song ("Whiter Shade of Pale") 120859 8000025
Gary Brooker Song ("Whiter Shade of Pale") 120859 8000026
Marc Bolan Song ("Hot Love") 120859 8000027
Peter Roderick MacLeod Song n/a 120859 8000022
Bob Dylan Song ("Blowin' in the Wind") 120859 8000021
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer music composer("Siciliana-Sonata BWV 1031/2nd Movement") 120836 8000013
P Harmann Composer song composer("Happy Landing") 120836 8000014
Mark Warrick Music Producer (Pollyanna Music Ltd) 323 8000019
Christian Steenstrup Performer Trumpet("Siciliana-Sonata BWV 1031/2nd Movement") 120819 8000020
Marianne Jerris Negative Cutting negative cutter 120852 7000010
Hans Moller Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000009
Per Heegaard Photography photographer/Rigshosputalet 120835 6000007
Rolf Konow Photography stills photographer 120835 6000006
Henrik Jongdal Photography photographer 120835 6000008
Eric Kress Photography photographer 120835 6000009
Jan Weincke Photography photographer(special effects crew) 120835 6000010
Frederik Kihl Video Assist/Playback video assist 120899 6000005
Steve Holtson Video Assist/Playback video assist 120899 6000004
Linda Daae Continuity n/a 890 5000009
Robby Muller Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jean-Paul Meurice Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Morten Ziersen Video Assist/Playback video assist 120899 6000003
Johan Ankersjerne Film Lab laboratory(laborator) 120850 6000011
Olivier Fontenay Color colorgrading on film 121024 6000012
Peter Schultz Editor effects editor 172 7000005
Niklas Hansen Editor trailer editor 172 7000004
Soren Buus Editor visual editor(Chapter and End sequence) 172 7000006
Steen Lyders Hansen Editor visual editor(Chapter and End sequence) 172 7000007
Niels Valentin Dal Editor visual editor(Chapter and End sequence) 172 7000008
Lars Wodschow Editor trailer editor 172 7000003
Yann Dedet Editor trailer editor 172 7000002
Patrick Dreyfus Color colorgrading on video 121024 6000013
Per Fredrik Skiold Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000014
Thomas Helm Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000015
Anders Refn Editor film editor 172 7000001
Emily Watson Actor Bess 1 1000001
Synopsis
A powerful story, set in a remote Scottish village in the early 1970s, about a unique young woman and her profound experience of love and devotion. Bess falls madly in love with Jan, an oil-rig worker, and against the wishes of the strict Calvinist elders of her community, she marries this outsider. Jan is captivated by the innocence radiated by his new bride and for a brief time they have an intensely happy, passionate life together. When Jan returns to the oil-rig, Bess misses him terribly and prays fervently to God to bring him home. Shortly thereafter, Jan is injured in an accident that leaves him paralyzed. Knowing that he will never walk again and devastated that his beautiful, young wife will never make love with him again, Jan misleads Bess by convincing her he can only survive if she takes a lover. Because she is so pure, Bess does what she believes she must in the hope of keeping him alive and soon finds herself in a complicated spiral of love, community and tragedy...