Bess, a young girl, falls in love with an oil-rig worker called Jan. In a short space of time they marry and have a brief physical relationship before Jan returns to his rig. When an accident paralyses Jan he encourages Bess to take a lover.
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier (written by) (as Lars Von Trier); Peter Asmussen (co-written by); David Pirie (uncredited).
Emily Watson (Bess McNeill); Stellan Skarsgård (Jan Nyman); Katrin Cartlidge (Dodo McNeill); Jean-Marc Barr (Terry); Adrian Rawlins (Dr. Richardson); Jonathan Hackett (Priest); Sandra Voe (Mother); Udo Kier (Sadistic Sailor); Mikkel Gaup (Pits); Roef Ragas (Pim); Phil McCall (Grandfather); Robert Robertson (Chairman); Desmond Reilly (An Elder); Sarah Gudgeon (Sybilla); Finlay Welsh (Coroner (as Finley Welsh)). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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