Breaking and EnteringJanuary 26, 2007
A Landscape Architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.6/10 (13,300 voted)
Critic's Score: 56/100
Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga
A mother and her daughter, a mother and her son, and a man living with one and attracted to the other. Miro, a teen from Sarajevo, lives near King's Cross with his mother; he's nimble, able to run across roofs, so his uncle hires him to break into office skylights, so the uncle can boost computers. Twice they steal from Will's architectural firm, so Will stakes it out at night. He follows Miro home and returns the next day and meets Miro's mother, Amira. At home, Will's relationship with Liv is strained – he feels outside Liv and her daughter Bea's circle. The stakeout and Amira's vulnerability are attractive alternatives to being at home. The police, too, watch Miro.
(as Robin Wright Penn)
Ting Ting Hu
(as Ting-Ting Hu)
Lie. Cheat. Steal. Love.
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Release Date: 26 January 2007
Filming Locations: Alexandra Park, Haringey, London, England, UK
Opening Weekend: £364,886
(12 November 2006)
(22 April 2007)
(Toronto International Film Festival)
Did You Know?
The last film directed by Anthony Minghella to be theatrically released.
When Will drinks the coffee the sex worker brings to him at midnight, "PRET" can be seen on the coffee-cup sleeve. However, the Pret A Manger at King's Cross closes at 8pm.
Hi. I'm sorry.
You smell of perfume.
Well, I don't know how I do.
Nor do I.
I love you.
Is that an answer?
It's the truth. I feel as if I'm tapping on a window. You're somewhere behind the glass but you can't hear me. Even when you're angry, like now, it's like someone a long long way away is angry with me.
Finding Light In The Darkest Places
There is a compelling need for redemption in Anthony Minghella's
characters. The need itself is so blatantly human that sometimes, you
have to look away. The plea of the characters is as diverse as it is
identical. Don't ask me to explain, I may ruin the whole thought just
by trying an intellectual explanation when in fact it only makes sense
viscerally. Jude Law is back in top form and I for one want to cheer.
He is extraordinary. Extraordinary! Juliette Binoche's Bosnian mom is
another miracle of truth in her already magnificent gallery of truthful
characters. Her son, played beautifully by Rafi Gavron doesn't allow us
to take anything for granted. Robin Wright Penn's Liv is truly
Bergmanesque and provides the perfect icy foil for Jude Law's longing.
I came out of the theater drained and reinvigorated. That in itself is
a huge recommendation.