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Broken

Synopsis

Skunk is 11, diabetic, and pretty cool. The summer holidays have just begun and her days are full of easy hopes. Then Mr. Oswald, the ugly man who lives opposite, beats up Rick, the sweet, but unstable boy next door and Skunk’s innocence begins to be drained away at a speed and in a way she cannot control. Her home, her neighbourhood, her school - all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and a complex, broken world fills her future. Skunk seeks solace in the last remaining place where she knows she can find it - the unspoken friendship with sweet, damaged Rick - and falls into a chaos where suddenly, joyfully, she has choice thrust back into her hands. The choice to remain in this place she was never promised, or to leave it entirely - to live or to die.
Broken is a powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms: idealized, unrequited, unwanted, and - ultimately - unconditional.

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Rufus Norris 1st Feature
Producer
Tally Garner, Dixie Linder, Nick Marston, Bill Kenwright
Executive Producer
Joe Oppenheimer
Editor
Victoria Boydell
Screenwriter
Mark O'Rowe
Director of Photography
Rob Hardy
Production Designer
Kave Quinn
Music
Electric Wave Bureau
Principal Cast
Cillian Murphy, Tim Roth, Lino Facioli, Rory Kinnear, Eloise Laurence, Bill Milner, Robert Emms, Zana Marjanovic, Dennis Lawson, Clare Burt,

Production Company

BBC Films
Room 6023
BBC Television Centre
Wood Lane
London
W12 7RJ
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8576 7265
Fax: +44 (0)20 8576 7268
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Sales
Company

Wild Bunch
99 Rue De La Verrerie
Paris 75004
France
Tel: +33 1 53 01 50 20
Fax: +33 1 53 01 50 49
http://www.wildbunch.biz/