‘The Broken Circle Breakdown' tells the love story between Elise and Didier. She has her own tattoo shop he plays the banjo in a band. It is love at first sight in spite of major differences. He talks she listens. He is a dedicated atheist although at the same time a naïve romantic. She has a cross tattooed in her neck even though she has both feet firmly on the ground. Their happiness is complete after their little girl Maybelle is born. Unfortunately Maybelle at six years old becomes seriously ill. Didier and Elise respond in very different ways. But Maybelle... does not leave them any choice. Didier and Elise will have to fight for her together. Will you get through something like that if you are so different? Or will love let you down if you need it most? - See more at: http://studiocanal.co.uk/Film/Details/cdd06467-3588-43dc-98ec-a24500f6aa2f#sthash.niWc6xsB.dpuf [show more]
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Director Felix Van Groeningen's Academy Award-nominated, heartfelt drama charts the love story between a Belgian couple who soon find their love tested to the limits. Based on the stage play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, the film tells the story of the highs and lows in the life of Elise (Veerle Baetens), who owns her own tattoo shop, and Didier (Heldenbergh), who plays the banjo in a Flemish bluegrass band. In spite of major differences, the pair fall in love at first sight, going on to enjoy an idyllic lifestyle singing together in the band, and leading a life of rustic simplicity in the Flemish countryside. Not long after, their happiness appears to be complete with the birth of their daughter, Maybelle (Nell Cattrysse). But when Maybelle later becomes gravely ill, Elise and Didier's differing responses to the crisis throws their relationship into turmoil and places a question mark on their future together. The movie received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.