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Broken English






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In a startling mature and nuanced performance, Parker Posey plays Nora Wilder, a thirty-something Manhattanite who is cynical about love and relationships, in this astute collaboration with first-time writer/director Zoe Cassavetes. Nora plugs away at her job in a posh downtown hotel and can't help but wonder what it is she has to do to find a relationship as ideal as her friend Audrey's (Drea De Matteo) "perfect marriage." It doesn’t help that her overbearing mother (Gena Rowlands) takes every opportunity to remind Nora that she's still unattached. After a series of disastrous first dates, she meets Julien (Melvil Poupaud), a seemingly devil-may-care Frenchman with a passion for living. Expecting another disastrous ending, Nora tries to avoid making the same mistakes. She finds herself in Paris looking to break old patterns. Inevitably, Nora has to look inward before she can find a new outlook on life and most importantly, love.


Written and Directed by
Zoe Cassavetes

Produced by
Andrew Fierberg

Produced by
Jason Kliot
Joana Vicente

Executive Producers
Todd Wagner
Mark Cuban

Keisuke Konishi

Co-Executive Producers
David Atlan-Jackson
Jean-Baptiste Babin
Olivier Aknin
Joel Thibout

Co-Executive Producers
Steven Shainberg
Christina Weiss Lurie

Director of Photography
John Pirozzi

Edited by
Andrew Weisblum


Parker Posey

Melvil Poupaud

Drea de Matteo

Justin Theroux

Peter Bogdanovich

Tim Guinee
James McCaffrey

Josh Hamilton
Bernadette Lafont
Michael Panes

Gena Rowlands


“A pitch-perfect lead performance by Parker Posey” – Dennis Harvey, VARIETY

“A must see for ‘Sex and the City’ fans.” – Ruthe Stein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“With 'Broken English', Cassavetes has reinvented an old genre and given it a decidedly new millennial spin, concocting a totally enjoyable and fresh approach to the well-explored "love story." – AOL Moviefone

“A career-defining performance for the exquisite Parker Posey.” – Dark Horizions.com

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