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The Broken (The Brøken) (2008)

The Broken
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5.5 IMDB rating

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Lena Headey

Lena Headey

Gina McVey
Ulrich Thomsen

Ulrich Thomsen

Dr. Robert Zachman
Melvil Poupaud

Melvil Poupaud

Stefan Chambers
Michelle Duncan

Michelle Duncan

Kate Coleman
Asier Newman

Asier Newman

Daniel McVey
Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins

John McVey
Daren Elliott Holmes

Daren Elliott Holmes

Simon the Garage Manager


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Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

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Underrated Psycho-Horror

8 months, 1 week ago at Aug 19 17:44
British filmmaker Sean Ellis' 2008 horror film, "The Broken," is a seriously underrated, twisted little puzzle-box of a movie that refuses to let you go and will inspire discussion after the credits have rolled.

Sure, it rips concepts from other horror films (parallels to "The Shining" run throughout) and doesn't contain as many scares as it should, but "The Broken" is so much b... read more
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Description: On a busy street in London, Gina (Lena Headey) thinks she sees herself drive past in her own car. Stunned by this strange event, Gina follows the mystery woman up to her apartment. From here, events take an eerie turn for the worse until Gina's awareness slides from solid reality into a world that will haunt more than just her nightma ... (more)
Release date: 15 November 2008
Mirrors (3), Horror (3), British (3), Doppelgangers (3), Suspense (3), London (3), Mystery (2), French (2), France (2), 2000s (2), Bathtub (2), After Dark Horrorfest (1), Asphyxiation (1), Thriller (1), Copycat (1), UK (1), (1), Murder (1), Creepy (1), Suspenseful (1)
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Underrated Psycho-Horror

“British filmmaker Sean Ellis' 2008 horror film, "The Broken," is a seriously underrated, twisted little puzzle-box of a movie that refuses to let you go and will inspire discussion after the credits have rolled.

Sure, it rips concepts from other horror films (parallels to "The Shining" run throughout) and doesn't contain as many scares as it should, but "The Broken" is so much better than other films of it's kind and deserves more attention than it gets.

Radiologist Gina McVey ("Game Of Thrones"'s Queen Bi**h and resident brother-f**ker, Lena Headey) drives home from work one day to see her double drive past her. Horrified and intrigued (and not clever enough to leave freaky s**t like this alone,) Gina follows the woman, only to lose her.

Gina comes home t” read more

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