Didier and Elise’s relationship is stormy and passionate; it’s love at first sight. Didier plays the banjo in a bluegrass band and lives in a caravan in the Belgian countryside. Elise owns her own tattoo parlour. This film accompanies Elise and Didier on their rollercoaster ride through life.
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The DVD box said this was a bluegrass love movie and didn't even say it was in Flemish, so I guess they were hoping people would be tricked into watching it because it is actually about that their little child has cancer. I did not want to see a Flemish cancer movie, what a ripoff. MUBI should change the synopsis/screenshot, it is not their job to sell this dismal thing. I enjoy a good tragedy but this is depressing.
I thought that this was a damn good movie. The two main characters were both beautifully conceived and performed. I know many will disagree but I think this was actually much better than Blue Valentine, the film that is often compared to. Much more emotional and the ending (which made me cry like a baby) actually offers some form of redemption without useless cynicism. One of the best films of 2013 for sure!
Last month, Belgium has nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown as its candidate for best foreign language film for the 2014 Oscars. It's a powerful emotional roller-coaster told through a great blend of subtitled dialogue, beautiful music and personal art. Highly recommended. 4/5
Şu filmde şarkılara harcanan sürenin yarısı karakter gelişimine harcanmış olsaydı eminim şu filmin bir kaç katı derinliğinde bir film izlemiş olacaktık.
Olsun artık diyelim. Bu sinema kuraklığında bu bile çok iyi geldi.
"I always knew. That it was too good to be true. That it couldn't last. That life isn't like that, life isn't generous. You mustn't love someone. You mustn't become attached to someone. Life begrudges you that. It takes everything away from you and it laughs in your face. It betrays you."
Heartbreaking and emotionally rousing tale of a couple's struggle through the good times and the bad. It's greatest strength, it's ability to render a fresh portrait of love in all it's flawed frailty that's perfectly in synch with the heart of the Bluegrass music world its set within. It's not without it's flaws but the performances are brave and honest. 3.5 stars