The Broken Circle Breakdown


  • loss of daughter

  • terminal illness

  • child cancer

  • cancer

  • bluegrass music


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  • Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

  • Elise 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. —Tribeca Film


«Ciclo Interrompido» conta a história de amor entre Elise e Didier. Ela tem a sua própria loja de tatuagens, ele toca banjo numa banda. É amor «à primeira vista» apesar das grandes diferenças. Ele fala, ela escuta. Ele é um ateu convicto, embora, ao mesmo tempo, um ingénuo romântico. Ela tem uma cruz tatuada no pescoço, mas os pés bem assentes na terra. A sua felicidade completa-se com o nascimento de Maybelle. Infelizmente, Maybelle, aos seis anos de idade, adoece gravemente. Didier e Elise reagem de forma muito diferente mas Maybelle não lhes irá deixar escolha. Didier e Elise terão que lutar juntos por ela. Será possível sentir o mesmo sendo tão diferente? Ou, o amor, mesmo quando forte e intenso, pode desiludir quando mais dele se precisa?


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Scene #1

  • Elise Vandevelde
    I always knew. That it was too good to be true. That it couldn't last. That life isn't like that, life isn't generous. You mustn't love someone. You mustn't become attached to someone. Life begrudges you that. It takes everything away from you and it laughs in your face. It betrays you.

Scene #2

  • Elise Vandevelde
    If I want to believe that Maybelle is a star up in the sky, I will. If I want to believe she's a bird that perches on our window sill, or a butterfly that sits on my shoulder or a bloody frog that...
  • Didier Bontinck
    Maybelle is dead, sweetheart. She's dead. She's gone, she's not here anymore.But we are still here. I'm still here. We have to carry on together.

Scene #3

  • Elise Vandevelde
    Life is NOT generous.

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