Breaking And Entering

Synopsis: A mother and her daughter, a mother and her son, and a man living with one and attracted to the other. Miro, a teen from Sarajevo, lives near King's Cross with his mother; he's nimble, able to run across roofs, so his uncle hires him to break into office skylights, so the uncle can boost computers. Twice they steal from Will's architectural firm, so Will stakes it out at night. He follows Miro home and returns the next day and meets Miro's mother, Amira. At home, Will's relationship with Liv is strained - he feels outside Liv and her daughter Bea's circle. The stakeout and Amira's vulnerability are attractive alternatives to being at home. The police, too, watch Miro.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Anthony Minghella
Production: The Weinstein Company
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

When do you stop looking at each other?

Shouldn't there be a warning?

Shouldn't somebody say to us,

'Hey, watch out, pay attention'?

Because you can be thinking,

'I'm okay, we're okay,

we're good.'

Then you turn around and...

a distance between you.

Zorany! Miro!

I've got a little job for you.

The Speed Merchants?

I'm sorry, I apologize.


Yeah, bad traffic for three days?

Hi, Bea.

Hi, Dad.

Very exciting.

Okay, Bea.

- No, I want...

- Stop with the balloon.

No, stop, stop.

Who's that?

- That's one of the cleaners.

- Yeah.

It's the cleaner, yeah.

Yeah, you know her...


She's staggering.


Why do you have a picture

of one of the cleaners on your computer?

I was just experimenting with my camera.

I was just, um, you know,

'Can I just...?

Oh, that's good.'

Come on.

It's all right for you, mate,

you've got a gorgeous,

Swedish wife.


Half Swedish.

You cannot say girlfriend after ten years.

You all right?

I mean, isn't that true?

You've been there,

are you gassed in Sweden if you're ugly?

Or maybe just given a penis,

because some of the men can be very ugly,

but I've never seen an ugly Swedish woman.

Jesus, look at Liv.

Oh, I love this space.

We do. We think it's

a steal. Thanks for coming.

That's us. Let's go!

Are we crazy?


About what?

King's Cross.

Sandy still thinks we're crazy to move there.

It's so... the area.

It's a great office, isn't it?

And it was a...

It's a great project,

it was a great night.

I don't know.

It's all great.

Thank you for making an effort tonight.

The launch,

I know it's not your...

but it really helped.

It's okay. It's fine.

Was it an effort?

What? That's her.

That's Bea.

No, that's a fox.

No, it's her,

she was exhausted.

They're taking over London.

I hate that noise.

It's so late.

How can she just not sleep?

I don't think going to her always...

I don't know if that helps.

I know you don't.

Let's go back and see someone.

I've seen too many someones.


I'm sorry.

Listen, what you're doing,

the whole project, for London,

the office, everything...

it's wonderful.

I think it can genuinely be something...


- Terrible.

- ... genuinely rubbish-like.


I'll come back.

Down, hold...

one, two, three.

Turn, one, two, three.

Bea, darling, it's 3:30 in the morning.

We have to stop this.

One, two...


Yeah, well, no, I mean,

I'm his partner, so...

Yes, I am.

What? !


Officer, this place is my business.

Go on, go ahead.

- My partner's in there already.

- Okay.

I had everything on that laptop,

my life is on that laptop.

I'm very sorry, sir.

Will! Will!

All the computers, my laptop,

the petty cash...

Well, how did they get in?

Through the roof.

- What about the alarm?

- They turned it off.

Well, how do they know the code?

I wasn't here.

I don't know.

- Jesus Christ.

- Do you have cleaners?

It's not the cleaners.

This is covered in glass.

It's not the cleaners.

I know it's...

I know the cleaners.

How can we have a break-in on our first day?

Unless the cleaners have turned

into a bunch of acrobats.

Who is it?

It's Zoran and Miro.

- Hey.

- Hey.

How's my best nephew, hmm?

- Dragan.

- Huh?

See my hands? See his?


His dad had the big brains.

I had the big hands.

Your dad had hands like a girl's.

And the girls loved him.

It's the same with you two.

My son is the clumsy one.

This is for you.

Wipe everything.

You know how to do that?

Erase everything?

They'll be delivering new computers,

and then you can go back in,

my little monkey.

Hi, Mom.

How was school?

It was okay.

Lots of homework?

No, not really.

Not really?


you've not been at school for weeks.

They sent another letter.

It's a mistake... half the time

they don't know who's there

and who's not there.

Now we have to go back to see people

at the Social Services.

We survived.

Do you understand?

We survived,

and that's not free.

I didn't ask to survive.

Imagine your father.

If we could offer him just one day,

one hour... imagine...

You have a life and you are throwing it away.

I don't even remember him.

I don't remember him.

Where do you go?

Where do you go every day?

I'm working, I'm earning money.

You have to go to school.

That's what we promised,

with police and the court.

Otherwise, they'll put you in prison.

I'll be 16 in three months.


You're a clever boy.

You're clever,

you've got a brain.

I have to go. I'm late.

If somebody,

if one of his family,

if any of our people are

leading you, I'm telling you,

if anyone of them is,

I'll kill them!

And I wouldn't care!

We've never really had a proper diagnosis,

but I've always known Bea was special.


She's double happy, double sad,

double excited, double awake,

double needy... well, no,

triple needy, actually.

I know even...

even when Bea was ten months old,

she, she was... already distressed by noise.

Sh-She would only sleep with

a particular blanket next to her

or-or eat with a particular spoon.

Lately it's been getting worse

and she can't sleep at all.

She can't manage at school,

where, uh...

all of us, just completely at our wits' end.

I can't, I'm sorry, I'm late. foods of a certain color.



I'm Rosemary McCloud.

Hi, Rosemary.

I'm Will.

Where's Bea?

Oh, no, Bea...

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Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella, CBE (6 January 1954 – 18 March 2008) was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007. more…

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