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Broken (2013)

Broken

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

March 08, 2013 (UK)

Duration

90 min.

Studio

Film Movement

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Rufus Norris

Producer

Dixie Linder, Nick Marston, Tally Garner, Bill Kenwright

Screenwriter

Mark O'Rowe

Starring

Story


11 year-old Skunk lives a carefree life with her loving father (Tim Roth), brother and nanny. Her afternoons are full of daydreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood. One day, Skunk witnesses her angry neighbor, Mr. Oswald savagely beat Rick, a psychologically-troubled young man who lives across the street. Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors' unfolding melodrama involving violence, sex, and life-shattering illness. As Skunk's innocence begins to vanish, her home, neighborhood and school all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to fear-filled doubt. Overwhelmed by her experiences, Skunk is drawn into an ethereal chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her.

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Poster of Film Movement's Broken (2013)
Poster of Film Movement's Broken (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the result believably charts a girl's coming of age but is eventually capsized by lurid melodrama even Brookside would have found excessive..”
by Neil Smith [Total Film]
“..the film could have done with fewer characters and a tighter plot but it's still an accomplished debut for director Rufus Norris..”
by Andy Lea [Daily Star]
“..struggles to get a firm handle on the material but doesn't lack for freshness or charm..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]