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Episode No. 26: Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves


The dark 1996 film, Breaking the Waves distills the artistry of its creator, Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier, more than any other of his films. This progressively warped and partially improvised drama, bound within remarkably cogent chapter breaks, strikes emotional depths, and is a unique example of a film with the ability to restore one’s faith in the art.

Joining me on this episode is film professor David Klieler and our guest Kaj Wilson—a board member and former Artistic Director of the Boston Jewish film Festival, a film critic for WBUR, and a former film editor for the Improper Bostonian.

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About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head was co-editor of the Star Wars website, co-founder of the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce, and editor of the movie section at AOL’s As a film journalist he has more than 2,000 published articles at His work has also appeared on, and in Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. Stephen hosts the Diabolique Webcast.

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