Paradoxical goodness

Wall, James M.
February 1997
Christian Century;02/05/97, Vol. 114 Issue 5, p115
Comments on the use of the religion in the film `Breaking the Waves,' directed by Lars von Trier. Combination of feelings evoked by Jesus' death in the film; Detection of opportunism in von Trier's venture into Christology; Mixing of Christian parable and masochistic fantasy.


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