US - UK, 2006
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Love is no ordinary crime
Breaking and Entering is the story of a series of thefts, both criminal and emotional, set against London's ever changing culture and geography. It marks Juliette Binoche’s second collaboration with Anthony Minghella after the massively successful The English Patient.
Will (Jude Law) lives with his beautiful girlfriend Liv (Robin Wright Penn) who spends most of her time worrying about her troubled 13-year-old daughter Bea (Poppy Rogers).
With his friend Sandy (Martin Freeman), Will runs a flourishing landscape architecture firm that has relocated to King's Cross, the centre of Europe's most ambitious urban regeneration scheme. Their state-of-the-art office is repeatedly burgled by a local gang of petty criminals. Fed up after the latest break-in, Will chases one of the young gang members, Miro (Rafi Gavron), back to the apartment he shares with his mother Amira (Juliette Binoche), a Bosnian refugee.
Will is strangely drawn to Amira’s mix of vulnerability and strength in the face of her tragic past and the pair embark on a passionate affair. However, Amira soon discovers Miro’s activities and becomes suspicious of Will’s true intentions. In a state of fear, she sets out to blackmail him in order to protect her son at any cost.
Juliette Binoche and Anthony Minghella
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