Breaking the Waves, Bess McNeill

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Film Breaking the Waves
Author Lars von Trier
Role Bess McNeill
Actor Emily Watson

Bess McNeill, for many years you’ve prayed for love, should I take it away from you again, is that what you want?
No, no. I’m still grateful for love.
What do you want then?
I pray for Jan to come home.
He will be coming home in ten days. You must learn to endure, you know that!
I can’t wait.
This is unlike you, Bess. Out there there are people who need Jan and his work. What about them?
They don’t matter. Nothing else matters. I just want Jan home again. I pray to you, oh please, won’t you send him home?
Are you sure that’s what you want?
Yes.

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