The Broken Circle Breakdown (aka Alabama Monroe)The Broken Circle Breakdown (aka Alabama Monroe)
- Felix Van Groeningen
- Carl Joos, Felix Van Groeningen
- Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg, Nils De Caster, Robbie Cleiren, Bert Huysentruyt, Jan Bijvoet, Blanka Heirman
- Topkapi Films and Menuet
‘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?
‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ is an intense melodrama, full of passion and music. About how love can conquer fate, and sometimes not.
Festivals & Academy awards and others
European Film Awards (EFA) 2013
Winner: European Actress (Veerle Baetens)
Finalist for the People's Choice Award
Nomination: Best European Film
Nomination: European Director (Felix Van Groeningen)
Nomination: European Actor (Johan Heldenbergh)
Nomination: European Scriptwriter (Felix Van Groeningen, Carl Joos)
Lux Film Prize of European Parliament 2013
Nominated: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Spain (14 of February 2014)
France (28 of August 2013)
Germany (25 of April 2013)
Netherlands (13 of December 2012)
Belgium (24 of October 2012)