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Release Date:
31 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Thomas Schubert ... Roman Kogler
Karin Lischka ... Margit Kogler
Georg Friedrich ... Rudolf Kienast

Gerhard Liebmann ... Walter Fakler
Stefan Matousch ... Gerhard Schorn
Luna Zimic Mijovic ... Mona (as Luna Mijovic)
Georg Veitl ... Jürgen Hefor
Klaus Rott ... Leopold Wesnik
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johann Bednar ... Schlossermeister
Michael Duregger ... Polizist #2
Elena Dörfler ... Roberta Fakler
Lukas Fuchs ... Ikea customer with hat
Magdalena Kronschläger ... Junge Frau
Louis Markovics
Reinhold G. Moritz ... Josef Kallinger
Martin Oberhauser ... Gefängniswärter #3
David Oberkogler ... Polizist #1
Robert Putzinger ... Zugbediensteter
Peter Raffalt ... Richter
Gabriela Schmoll ... Haushaltshilfe
Stephanie Taussig ... Schwiegertochter
Werner Wultsch ... Mann im Jogginganzug

Directed by
Karl Markovics 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Karl Markovics  screenplay

Produced by
Dieter Pochlatko .... producer
Nikolaus Wisiak .... producer
Original Music by
Herbert Tucmandl 
Cinematography by
Martin Gschlacht 
Film Editing by
Alarich Lenz 
Casting by
Nicole Schmied 
Costume Design by
Caterina Czepek 
Makeup Department
Monika Fischer-Vorauer .... key makeup artist
Karoline Strobl .... makeup artist
Production Management
Petra Mayer .... unit manager
Gregor Schmalix .... unit manager
Bernhard Schmatz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anton Maria Aigner .... first assistant director
Rainer Vierlinger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Julia Gmoser .... assistant production designer
Isidor Wimmer .... film designer
Sound Department
Thekla Demelius .... mix assistant
William Franck .... sound
Nils Kirchhoff .... dialogue editor
Stephan Michalik .... boom operator
Philipp Mosser .... sound designer
Ralph Thiekötter .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Cedric Dugueperoux .... electrician
Rainer Fritz .... digital imaging technician
Robert Stopfer .... camera "b" operator and steadicam operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexandra Trimmel .... costume trainee
Editorial Department
Reinhard Feichtinger .... digital intermediate editor
Willi Willinger .... colorist
Transportation Department
Christian Raberger .... production driver
Other crew
Loredana Rehekampff .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Atmen" - Austria (original title)
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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated
Filming Locations:

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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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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
many problems need improvements, 24 August 2013
Author: SnoopyStyle

Thomas Schubert is Roman Kogler, a kid who's serving time in a juvenile detention center. He has a day job as a morgue attendant. He is socially awkward and can't connect with anybody. Can he find the connection that he so desperately need?

This movie moves rather slowly. It meanders along as we follow Roman around. There isn't anything dramatic going on until the final third of the movie. So we're relying on this being a character study.

A character study has major problems here. The actor is not charismatic and the character is supposed to be withdrawn. Again that doesn't make for compelling watching.

A final reveal was very enlightening about his incarceration. However, I think a violent action scene at the beginning would inject much needed tension into this character. It would serve the movie much better to see the incident at the beginning rather than hear about it at the end.

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