It's the story of a young married couple undone by a family tragedy, but the film loses its way, at one point turning into a political harangue. show more
Rare, too, is the way The Broken Circle Breakdown incorporates music into its narrative. The songs - traditional bluegrass and country, and a clutch of new ones rooted in same - are as integral to the characters and their relationships as the dialogue. show more
This movie has one of the finest final scenes in a movie this year and, if there were justice, Baetens would break out as an international star. show more
November 18, 2013 mramra3
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The acting is so good you could watch it without the Flemish to English subtitles. A startling mix of heartbreak and joy. The blue-grass songs are masterfully woven into the story. A masterpiece that will stay with you.