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Jeff Smith unpacks Robby Müller’s handheld camera work in Lars von Trier’s wrenching fable, showing how it alternates choppy realism with calculated stylization.
The following deleted scene featuring Katrin Cartlidge was selected by director Lars von Trier to serve as a tribute to the late actor.
In 1996, the Cannes Film Festival requested that competing directors prepare short previews of their films to be shown on opening night. Lars von Trier put together the following for BREAKING THE WAVES.