The Broken Circle Breakdown
|The Broken Circle Breakdown|
|Directed by||Felix Van Groeningen|
|Written by||Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels|
|Box office||$5.5 million|
The Broken Circle Breakdown is a 2012 Belgian drama film directed by Felix Van Groeningen. Based on the play written by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, its main characters are Didier, played by Heldenbergh, and Elise, played by actress/singer Veerle Baetens. Young newcomer Nell Cattrysse is their ill daughter Maybelle.
- Veerle Baetens as Elise Vandevelde/Alabama
- Johan Heldenbergh as Didier Bontinck
- Nell Cattrysse as Maybelle
- Geert Van Rampelberg as William
- Nils De Caster as Jock
- Robbie Cleiren as Jimmy
- Bert Huysentruyt as Jef
- Jan Bijvoet as Koen
- Blanka Heirman as Denise
The film is set in Ghent, in the Flemish Region of Belgium, and explores the lives of Didier and Elise over seven years as they fall in love through their passion for bluegrass music. They have a daughter, Maybelle, who develops cancer after her sixth birthday, and succumbs to it within a year. The death of Maybelle has a devastating effect on their relationship and their lives.
The bluegrass soundtrack includes traditional songs as well as music composed for the film by Bjorn Eriksson. All the music in the band scenes is performed by the actors.
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|Academy Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|César Awards||Best Foreign Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Won|
|Denver Film Critics Society||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|European Film Awards||European Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|European Director||Felix Van Groeningen||Nominated|
|European Actress||Veerle Baetens||Won|
|European Actor||Johan Heldenbergh||Nominated|
|European Screenwriter||Carl Joos and Felix van Groeningen||Nominated|
|People's Choice Award||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Won|
|Tribeca Film Festival||Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film||Veerle Baetens||Won|
|Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film||Carl Joos, Felix Van Groeningen||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Won|
|Lux Prize||Best Film - only category||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Won|
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- List of submissions to the 86th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
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