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Broken (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 March 2013 (UK)
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The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director:

Rufus Norris

Writers:

Daniel Clay (based on a novel by), Mark O'Rowe (screenplay)
9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Booty Charlie Booty ... Baby Skunk
Lily James ... Older Skunk
Tim Roth ... Archie
Eloise Laurence ... Skunk
Lukas Fernandes-Pendse Lukas Fernandes-Pendse ... Harry Barlow
Michael Fernandes-Pendse Michael Fernandes-Pendse ... Henry Barlow
Robert Emms ... Rick
Rory Kinnear ... Bob Oswald
Faye Daveney ... Saskia
Martha Bryant Martha Bryant ... Sunrise
Clare Burt Clare Burt ... Mrs. Buckley
Denis Lawson ... Mr. Buckley
Paul Thornley ... Policeman 1
David Webber ... Policeman 2
Bill Milner ... Jed
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The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken - Una vita spezzata See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lead Eloise Laurence sings the song in the beginning and in the end herself. See more »

Quotes

Jed: Are you a lesbian?
Skunk: No.
Jed: You look like a lesbian.
Skunk: What does a lesbian look like?
Jed: [shrugs] Kind of ugly.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Father and Daughter Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm Really Old
Written by Written by Damon Albarn (as Albarn) and Rufus Norris (as Norris)
Performed by Electric Wave Bureau
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
Vocals by Eloise Laurence
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Just a stunning, harsh, real, heat-warming film.
17 January 2013 | by leonfenwickSee all my reviews

This is going to be a very quick review as I do not wish to give anything away. It is a gritty, beautifully made, completely believable gem of a film.

The story could be set in any street in the UK and no doubt most will realise parallels with our own lives. Laughter, sorrow, pain, joy and all the things that make a stunner of a movie.

Brilliant acting through-out and no-doubt we will see these young stars again in the future. Tim Roth is Tim Roth and never lets you down so no news there.

Just go watch it.


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