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Breaking and Entering a.k.a. “Par effraction,” “Violación de domicilio,” “Einbruch und Diebstahl,” “Complicità e sospetti,” “I Diarrixi,” “Hirsiz,” “Invasão de Domicílio,” “Murto ja varkaus,” “Sissemurdmine”

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality and language
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Primary Audience:
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
1 hr. 59 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 26, 2007
DVD release: May 8, 2007
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Copyright, The Weinstein Co. / MGM Studios
Copyright, The Weinstein Co. / MGM Studios
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Stealing in the Bible

Thieves in the Bible: Theft, Robbery, The two thieves

How can I deal with temptations? Answer

Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

How far is too far? What are the guidelines for dating relationships? Answer

What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer


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Featuring: Jude Law, Martin Freeman, Ray Winstone, Mark Benton, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn, Vera Farmiga
Director: Anthony Minghella
“Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The English Patient”
Producer: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Colin Vaines
Distributor: The Weinstein Co. / MGM Studios

“Lie. Cheat. Steal. Love.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A young Muslim thief breaks into the office of a yuppie architect in London, afterwards the architect re-evaluates his life. A series of related events intersects the lives of the two men with a variety of other people in the seedy inner-city area of Kings Cross.

An ensemble drama following contemporary Londoners from a variety of ethnic and class backgrounds whose lives intersect in the seedy inner-city area of Kings Cross. An architect’s dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

A story about theft, both criminal and emotional, ‘Breaking And Entering’ follows a disparate group of long-term Londoners and new arrivals whose lives intersect in the inner-city area of King’s Cross. When a landscape architect’s (Jude Law) state of the art offices in a seedy part of town are repeatedly burgled, his investigations launch him out of the safety of his familiar world.”

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Viewer Comments
Positive—This movie is really good. I have already watched it twice! It does have some objectionalble material (naked breasts and a little cursing, living toghether without marriage and inappropriate behaviour) but the overall tone of the movie is very positive. Of course it is not for children, children wouldn’t even like it, it will most probably be a bore for a teenager, too. But it is a good movie for adults, exploring issues like staying in a relationship despite difficulties, struggling with depression, forgiveness and second chances. The characters are very deep, they all make you sympathize, and you can’t really be angry with any of them, despite their sometimes foolish and weak actions. There are also some very interesting things said in the movie about community architecture!

Jude Low plays very well again, as do both Robin Right Penn and Juliette Binoche. Music score by Gabriel Jared (“Message in a Bottle,” also starring Right Penn), very good camerawork and interesting editing. Good ol' British English and authentically sounding East European and Swedish accents. Well done, Mr. Minghella! Thanks for a good movie!
My Ratings: Average / 4½
—R. Petrova, age 30 (Bulgaria)