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Director:
Writer:
Karl Markovics (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
16 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Gorgeous film with brilliant debut performance by Thomas Schubert See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (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
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
 
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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Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated
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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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Gorgeous film with brilliant debut performance by Thomas Schubert, 29 May 2012
Author: slaytonbourdon from New Zealand

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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