Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. Emily Watson stuns, in an Oscar-nominated performance, as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives herself up to a shocking form of martyrdom after her husband (Stellan Skarsgård) is paralyzed in an oil-rig accident. Breaking the Waves, both brazen and tender, profane and pure, is an examination of the expansiveness of faith and of its limits.
Selected-scene audio commentary featuring director Lars von Trier, editor Anders Refn, and location scout Anthony Dod Mantle
New interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Björkman
New interviews with actors Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård
Interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins
Watson's audition tape, with commentary by von Trier
Deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier
Deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge