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Breathing (2011)
"Atmen" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  31 August 2012 (USA)
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Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.

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Roman Kogler
Karin Lischka ...
Margit Kogler
Georg Friedrich ...
Rudolf Kienast
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Walter Fakler
Stefan Matousch ...
Gerhard Schorn
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Mona (as Luna Mijovic)
Georg Veitl ...
Jürgen Hefor
Klaus Rott ...
Leopold Wesnik
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Roberta Fakler
Magdalena Kronschläger ...
Junge Frau
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Reinhold G. Moritz ...
Josef Kallinger
Martin Oberhauser ...
Gefängniswärter #3
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Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.

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€1,000,000 (estimated)

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$949 (USA) (31 August 2012)

Gross:

$3,342 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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The film was selected as Austria's submission to the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but it did not make the final shortlist. See more »

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Gorgeous film with brilliant debut performance by Thomas Schubert
29 May 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The actor Karl Markovics has made a beautifully low-key directorial debut with this rumination on freedom, mortality and coming-of-age and the parallels between these things. He has a gift for imbuing a 'slice of life' story with a narrative engine that supplies tension and interest despite "not much happening" on screen, and his visual style is very well developed for a debut.

His greatest gift is directing actors - the ensemble here is magnificent. But he shouldn't take all the credit for the performing here - Thomas Schubert in the lead gives one of the best debut performances I've ever seen, completely lucid, emotionally immediate and "there", creating a tangible character that, over the course of the film, we get to know as closely as a good friend. He's a total natural, but that's not to say that he lends his characterisation a calculation and rigorous emotionality on par with the best professionals. Here's hoping for a long career ahead of him.


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