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Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

Summary: Set in a remote coastal village in northern Scotland, this is the extraordinary tale of a young woman's love and devotion to her husband, recently paralyzed in an oil rig accident.
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Runtime: 159 min
Rating: Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some violence.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: France, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 25, 2000
Director Credit
Lars von Trier Director
Writer Credit
David Pirie Writer
Lars von Trier Written By
Peter Asmussen Co-Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Emily Watson Bess McNeill
Cast Credit
Adrian Rawlins Dr. Richardson
Desmond Reilly An Elder
Finlay Welsh Coroner
Jean-Marc Barr Terry
Jonathan Hackett Priest
Katrin Cartlidge Dodo McNeill
Mikkel Gaup Pits
Phil McCall Grandfather
Robert Robertson Chairman
Roef Ragas Pim
Sandra Voe Mother
Sarah Gudgeon Sybilla
Stellan Skarsgård Jan Nyman
Udo Kier Sadistic Sailor
Producer Credit
Axel Helgeland Co-Producer
Lars Jönsson Executive Producer
Marianne Slot Co-Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen Producer
Peter van Vogelpoel Co-Producer
Rob Langestraat Co-Producer
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