The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)
Nominee: Best Foreign Language Oscar 2014
“Where the Coen brothers gently mocked the music in O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, this plucky little Belgian film reconnects that music to the sorrows that produced it. Just brilliant.” - Sydney Morning Herald
Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) 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 drama of the highest order.
DirectorFelix van Groeningen