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The Broken Circle Breakdown

Feature film, 2012, 101 min.

lise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage - but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order. Written by Tribeca Film

won prizes

  • DE - Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award (2)
  • US - Oscar nomination
  • DK - Copenhagen CPH PIX
  • EU - European Film Award
  • US - New York Tribeca Film Festival (3)
  • FR - César Awards
  • US - New York Tribeca Film Festival (2)


  • CZ - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • AU - Sydney Film Festival

other prizes

  • DK - Copenhagen Bodil Awards
  • US - Massachusetts Chlotrudis Awards
  • NL - Amsterdam CinEuphoria Awards
  • PT - Setúbal International Film Festival Golden Dolphin
  • NO - Haugesund Norwegian International Film Festival
  • US - Palm Springs International Film Festival (2)
  • US - Sedona International Film Festival (2)
  • CA - Vancouver International Film Festival
  • BE - Oostende Film Festival (4)

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