The Broken Circle Breakdown

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The Broken Circle Breakdown (also known as Alabama Monroe) is a 2012 Belgian drama film directed by Felix van Groeningen with a screenplay by Carl Joos and van Groeningen. It is based on the stage play of the same name by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels.

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The Broken Circle Breakdown
Film poster
Directed byFelix van Groeningen
Screenplay byCarl Joos
Felix van Groeningen
Based onThe Broken Circle Breakdown
by Johan Heldenbergh
Mieke Dobbels
Produced byDirk Impens
Frans van Gestel
Laurette Schillings
Arnold Heslenfeld
StarringJohan Heldenbergh
Veerle Baetens
CinematographyRuben Impens
Edited byNico Leunen
Music byBjorn Eriksson
Topkapi Films
Distributed byKinepolis Film Distribution
Release date
  • 10 October 2012 (2012-10-10)
Running time
111 minutes
Box office$6 million[1]

The film garnered critical acclaim and was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards,[2] and was on the nominated shortlist.[3] The film was the winner of Best Foreign Film at the 39th César Awards.[4] It was the winner of the 2013 Lux Prize.[5]