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Broken (2016)

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A young female escapes her past and absconds to England in search of a new life. She takes a job caring for a tetraplegic but the burden of the job stirs up her past. It seems the limits of caring are not always as clear as they should be.

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Shaun Robert Smith

Writers:

Shaun Robert Smith, Craig Conway (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Morjana Alaoui ... Evie
Mel Raido ... John
Craig Conway ... Dougie
Patrick Toomey ... Edward
Stephanie Thomas Stephanie Thomas ... Molly
Natalie Louise Garcia Natalie Louise Garcia ... Izzy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Angus Steve Angus ... Party Goer
Dylan Barnes Dylan Barnes ... Party Goer
Bill Fellows ... Evie's Father
Loz George Loz George ... Party Goer
Hyde & Beast Hyde & Beast ... Party Goers
Dave Hyde Dave Hyde ... Party Goer
Brooke Laing Brooke Laing ... Party Goer
Patrick Laing Patrick Laing ... Party Goer
James Mountain James Mountain ... Party Goer
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Storyline

Broken follows the story of a young Parisian woman - Evie, who absconds to England to make a fresh start after surviving a harrowing upbringing. Evie takes a job as an agency carer and is quickly placed with a tetraplegic patient John. The burden of the job stirs up Evie's past and exhaustion sets in, it seems that the limits of caring are not always as clear as they should be. Forced to go above and beyond the call of duty, tormented by guilt and shame, Evie questions her own morals as past & present actions merge into the terrifying circumstances that unfold. It's only a matter of time before someone SNAPS! Written by Blacksmith Pictures

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She's dying to take care of you. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Myth of Hopelessness See more »

Filming Locations:

Streatham, London, England, UK

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Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although never mentioned in the film, the name of John & Dougie's band is 'LASH'. See more »

Quotes

John: Look, Evie. You're here to look after me, so stop all that Dudley Do-right crap.
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Referenced in Chattering with Nicholas Vince (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You Will Be Lonely
Written by Dave Hyde & Neil Bassett
Performed by Hyde & Beast
Courtesy of Tail Feather Records
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Not a dime a dozen
16 April 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

So maybe the title of the movie has been used a lot. But what you are going to see in it, it's not something you've seen many times. Now you have to consider that the movie at hand has a really slow pace. It actually will unnerve a lot of people. But those who stay with it, will be rewarded. And it has great central performances.

Some may say and think that the ending deserves a better set up, but I do think it's a really good way to tell the story. It's also tough for the main actress who has is convincing in not her native tongue. And while you may be wondering about the male main character and his mood swings, I reckon it's not too far a stretch. If we put ourselves in his shoes ... But as already said, there is more to this, just wait and see


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