The Broken Circle Breakdown 

The Broken Circle Breakdown


The Broken Circle Breakdown is an intense love story between Elise (28) and Didier (36). She runs her own tattoo shop and he is a Flemish cowboy playing the banjo in a small band. It’s love at first sight…although they are worlds apart. Chalk and cheese; completely different and yet perfectly compatible. When their daughter Maybelle is born, their happiness is complete.

Directed by 

Felix van Groeningen


Written by 

Carl Joos and Felix van Groeningen


  • Based on 
  • The theatre play The Broken Circle Breakdown by Compagnie Cecilia
  • Year 
  • 2012
  • Length 
  • 100'
  • Language 
  • Dutch
  • World Sales 
  • The Match Factory
  • Distributor 
  • Wild Bunch Benelux
  • Cast 
  • Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse
  • Producer(s) 
  • Dirk Impens (Menuet)
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld & Laurette Schillings (Topkapi Films)
  • Director of Photography 
  • Ruben Impens
  • Production design 
  • Kurt Rigolle
  • Editor 
  • Nico Leunen
  • Sound design 
  • Michel Schöpping
  • Film Music 
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown Band o.s.o. Bjorn Eriksson

    Credits are not contractual

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