Monday, 25 July 2011

The Broken Circle Breakdown

Thanks to Guido Bos of the Sons of Navarone (B) for this startling piece of cultural news:

The Sons of Navarone are participating in the latest movie of Felix van Groeningen, The Broken Circle Breakdown.

It tells the love story of Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). She has her own tattoo shop; he is a Flemish cowboy playing the banjo in a bluegrass band. It is love at first sight... Water and fire, they are totally different but nevertheless perfect in harmony. The birth of their daughter Maybelle completes their happiness.

Without giving away too much of the story, we can reveal that this is not the end of their troubles. As Guido says, this is

... a story carried by bluegrass and sorrow. It is all about love that conquers all, and sometimes not.

The movie will be expected in the theatres in Belgium during the fall 2012.

We can only comment that bluegrass music seems ideally suited to the theme, and the Sons of Navarone are ideally suited to the project.