The Broken Circle Breakdown

Didier plays in a band on the banjo, lives in a trailer in the Belgian countryside and idolizes America as the "land of freedom". Alice owns a tattoo parlor. Once they fall in love at first sight.

  • Felix van Groeningen

Release Date: 2013-08-28
IMDb icon 7.8/10
  • Country: BE, NL
  • Language: Flemish | English | Dutch
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $5,990,754
Cynde Wiles
28 October 2015 | 05:38

A film on topics like "Wild" with Reese Witherspoon, "Cake" with Jen aniston and"the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" with Chastain and McAvoy. Of course, difficult, because the worst thing in life — disease the loss of a child. Very good in its genre, and for production Belgium/the Netherlands is awesome.

And songs performed by main characters in the film, very hooked. Little girl — a reduced copy Moretz, I actually, at first I thought it was her, but then I remembered about the year of manufacture. Not only realized the abundance of sex scenes in this film, what it was. Not know, I the idea is not understand.

This film is more tragic than those I listed above, so if you want something life-affirming, it is better to look "Wild" or"Cake". But on the other hand, the atmosphere of the movie, musical it part of the steep. In short, you can look if you want high-quality to boot.

6 from 10

Rozele Hannover
17 January 2014 | 03:31

Felix van GreenLine tells us dramatic-musical history for several years of the relationship of fashion now, you can say, "atypical" couples. The guy — amerikanofil and it seems that it all the gut-soaked States, from the way of life to hobby (taste buds — the star-spangled form). Lives in farm house for camping, owns a red pick-up truck and plays banjo, performing at this, together with the group, country music confident English language. Girl — a tattoo artist perceives the world through the images. Carry on a full range of popular tattoos, including a colored name of their former guys, like being a personification of America (which especially reveals closer to the final). Even wanting to seduce her new boyfriend, she stars and stripes bikini, appears in a "pin-up" image on the hood of his cowboy car, after placing back the picture in the style of the southern States. Further development of their relations may not only joint participation in a musical group, but to the birth of a beautiful daughter (a child of "America") and seems to a utopian Paradise, a cardboard-generated from the stacked images, it is not only enough of the terrace, how would closing the circle. Only not can always be built on mutual polarity of images, "American dream a", and, in a certain moment, comes of contact with reality, leaving the heroes in"realistic" part of the picture.

Thus, the film can be divided into two parts, and plot and film. The "utopian" part — bringing through the realization of infinite images of contemporary social happiness and drama is a model of pop cinema, at this, in return for giving the intended audience "pfft-caniam" on topic "I have seen" emotion, emotion, forcibly drawn through a fun and carefree country motifs on the background of the cheerful smiles of a child suffering from an incurable disease. And the second is destructive, the "realistic" part — where the gap is exemplary of the circle, leads to the collapse of the utopian model, revision of values and relationships. This a part can be safely attributed to a kind of existential and psychological formation. At the help of all those same artificial methods, only the music became melancholic system, and old tenderness gave way to outright pain, through tragedy, nervous breakdowns, shouts, quarrels and mutual misunderstanding of the characters.

Although, as I have said, the techniques for drawing out emotions very sneaky and artificial (sometimes it seems that they pulled the fish hook, touching at the same emotions, some nearby, run up instead of leaving a wound), it is impossible not to appreciate the way of storytelling through a non-linear "flashback". Freely mix temporary space, the author, in the first place, attracts the viewer's attention through the interest of unraveling the story of the ball, and second — gives a special effect of emotional presence and, consequently, a true sense of experiences. It sometimes seems as if we know about the characters a little more than shown this point in time, as if anticipating\remembering that will happen in the future. When the, this technique is implemented so that allows the viewer not only feel, but and to analyze the situation and action heroes from side.

Even with all its "okoloserdecna" style, "ekologicheskoi" theme and wrapped fashion sheath (in the form of me what it reminded a mixture of the Irish work "Once" and the American "Blue Valentine"), due to the above-described model of the narrative, and also a great soundtrack, strong and confident acting — the picture looks very attractive, with genuine interest and emotional outbursts.

To paraphrase FIPRESCI: "the Broken Circle" — song country style, with your love, spiritual experiences, tragedy and the headache, which can give us life-like evidence of man is able to endure and through to until there is at least some speck of hope or faith. This very personal story that occurred in tiny Belgium — is the personification of the final fall of the "American dream".

Faythe Ronal
26 February 2014 | 08:44

Of the two complex in its perspective European films, in case aesthetic "the Great beauty" you were not like, Hunting "Open circle" I personally would pick the "Hunt" in as the winner for the best foreign language film for the upcoming ceremony "Oscar". Although as say forecasters, the award will go exactly the work of the Belgian Felix van Groening.

The film the"Open circle" is a hopeless ribbon, first in meaning the atmosphere of the events. The musician comes in one day tattoo met with same free from conservative stereotypes of the woman, gives her to his musical team, and one of performances makes her the offer.

It would seem that not a lot of need for happiness it all of them. But this happiness becomes completely alien, when the child this very simple on the pair of light gets cancer, and whatever light was one of heroes, whatever the light is not radiated, they are your actions, then the happiness of stating, is not capable of them.

The compositional history of this film is scattered in different angles, this technique have not new in many cases other famous paintings brought a positive effect. In case "Open circle" this approach, I seemed somehow immoral, instead of sated and located entirely in the story of the main characters, the Director is played in a puzzle makes it to the music of country style.

Wonderful life story, the Director's warped experiments. Perhaps, the film most will have the shower, but weak directing and editing the film took the focus of the tragic story purely in the artistic plane. And after viewing this film there is a feeling that despite your will, you took in an unwanted place, and left you with thoughts on you did not configured.

5 out of 10

How much has The Broken Circle Breakdown made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $5,990,754.
Who is the director of the movie The Broken Circle Breakdown?
This tv-show was directed by Felix van Groeningen.
What is the genre of The Broken Circle Breakdown?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Music, Romance.
Who starred in The Broken Circle Breakdown?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg, Nils De Caster.
What is The Broken Circle Breakdown IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.8.
When was The Broken Circle Breakdown released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2013-08-28.