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Breathe (2017)

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The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director:

Andy Serkis

Writer:

William Nicholson (screenplay)
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Robin Cavendish
Claire Foy ... Diana Cavendish
Ed Speleers ... Colin Campbell (as Edward Speleers)
Tom Hollander ... Bloggs Blacker / David Blacker
David Butler David Butler ... Estate Manager
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ... Dr. Don McQueen
Miranda Raison ... Mary Dawney
Camilla Rutherford ... Katherine Robertson
Andre Jacobs ... Governor
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Governor's Wife
Charles Streeter Charles Streeter ... RAF Lyneham Medic
Penny Downie ... Tid
Amit Shah ... Dr. Khan
Jonathan Hyde ... Dr. Entwistle
Emily Bevan ... Nurse Margaret
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Storyline

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by Bleecker Street

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With Her Love, He Lived See more »


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including some bloody medical images | See all certifications »

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UK

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Una razón para vivir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,285, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$490,131, 14 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,149,789, 1 April 2018
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Imaginarium Productions See more »
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Color

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2.76 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Cavendish was an MBE for services to the disabled in 1975. See more »

Goofs

They have a scene of them driving down the road in the van that shows the date 1965 and the song in the background is of Lee Marvin singing "I was born under a Wandering Star". That song came out with the movie Paint My Wagon in 1969 four years later. See more »

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[Diana is wheeling Robin out of the hospital in his chair]
First Woman: It isn't kind to let them out like that.
Second Woman: On the street, where everyone can see?
Robin Cavendish: Believe me, ladies, my distress is far greater than yours.
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Featured in Sean Bradley Reviews: Breathe (2017) See more »

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True Love
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly from High Society (1956)
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Oscar winning material 9/10
3 November 2017 | by pobox854See all my reviews

Not perfect but pretty damn close to perfection .

I've said it before the best films are based on real events . Andy Garfield deserves the best actor Oscar . This one will make you laugh , cry and smile .

One man's fight for survival against the odds with the loving support of his wife and son who incidentally produced the film .

Excellent casting , acting and directing by Serkis . Beautiful photography a film that ought to be depressing was actually somewhat uplifting and you'll want to see it again and look up the real story .

A British cinematic masterpiece worthy of an Oscar nomination.

Pad.A 9/10


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