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by Felix van Groeningen


The intense love story between Elise (28) and Didier (36). She runs her own tattoo shop and he is a Flemish cowboy playing the banjo in a small band. It’s love at first sight for them… although they are poles apart. Chalk and cheese, completely different and yet perfectly compatible. When their daughter Maybelle is born, their happiness is complete. Then tragedy strikes and Maybelle dies. Didier loses himself in anger and Elise seeks comfort...

international title: The Broken Circle Breakdown
original title: The Broken Circle Breakdown
country: Belgium
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Felix van Groeningen
film run: 100'
release date: BE 24/10/2012, NL 13/12/2012, DE 25/04/2013, FR 28/08/2013, PL 30/08/2013, SE 06/09/2013, UK 18/10/2013, DK 31/10/2013, HU 21/11/2013, IT 08/05/2014
screenplay: Carl Joos, Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
cast: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh
cinematography by: Ruben Impens
film editing: Yoohan Leyssens
art director: Kurt Rigolle
costumes designer: Ann Lauwerys
producer: Dirk Impens
co-producer: Frans Van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
production: Menuet, Topkapi Films
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Kinepolis Film Distribution, September Film Distribution Netherlands, Pandora Film Distribution, Bodega Films, Satine Film, Njutafilms, Independenta Film

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