Drama set in a repressed, deeply religious community in the north of Scotland, where a naive young woman named Bess McNeil meets and falls in love with Danish oil-rig worker Jan. Bess and Jan are deeply in love but, when Jan returns to his rig, Bess prays to God that he returns for good. Jan does return, his neck broken in an accident aboard the rig. Because of his condition, Jan and Bess are now unable to enjoy a sexual relationship and Jan urges Bess to take another lover and tell him the details. As Bess becomes more and more deviant in her sexual behavior, the more she comes to believe that her actions are guided by God and are helping Jan recover.

Also Known As: Kroz talase, Breaking the Waves, Lom valov, Amor omnie, Ondas de Paixão, Δαμάζοντας τα Κύματα, Розсiкаючи хвилi, Damazontas ta kymata, Порейки вълните, Le onde del destino, Laineid murdes, Contra viento y marea, Ondas do Destino, Kiseki no Umi, Hullámtörés, Abisul sufletului, L'amour est un pouvoir sacré, Przelamujac fale, Breaking the waves - Aallonmurtaja, Rompiendo las olas, Dalgalari asmak, Рассекая волны, Pries bangas

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