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Breath (2017)

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After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.


Simon Baker


Gerard Lee (adapted screenplay), Simon Baker (adapted screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samson Coulter ... Pikelet
Ben Spence Ben Spence ... Loonie
Simon Baker ... Sando
Elizabeth Debicki ... Eva
Richard Roxburgh ... Mr. Pike
Rachael Blake ... Mrs. Pike
Miranda Frangou Miranda Frangou ... Queenie
Jacek Koman ... Karl Loon
Brock Fitzgerald Brock Fitzgerald ... Slipper
Jed Mitchell Jed Mitchell ... Ewan
Megan Smart ... Karen
Austin Taylor Austin Taylor ... Sam
Zev Eleftheriou Zev Eleftheriou ... Bus Driver
Geoff Coughlan Geoff Coughlan ... Farmer
Ron Hohol Ron Hohol ... Truck Driver


Based on Tim Winton's award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. Written by See PIctures and Gran Via Productions

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Tim Winton's novel 'Breath', on which this movie is based, was first published in 2008 and won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2009. See more »

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Tim Winton's depiction of the southwest is drawing me back
18 May 2018 | by stevendgcooperSee all my reviews

Loved it. Having grown up in Western Australia in the 70's I loved every bit of this movie. Every bit that I could relate to that is. The feeling of being dumped in the surf, the chopper style pushies with banana seats, the poppity clatter of an old Kombie motor, the sandy WA bush, slipping on the rocks, the feeling of going up and over a wave just before it breaks, the rush of catching a wave, dancing badly at the school social, suntanned young skin, holding a girls hand, getting up at dawn to go surfing.. and of course, holding my breath under water just that bit too long. Couldn't help but not relate to avocado's in WA in the 70's.. I don't ever remember them.. and I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to WA number plates.. the Kombi had black plates with white characters. The number format was right, even the first letter U was authentic, but sorry I don't ever recall black background with white letters.

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Release Date:

3 May 2018 (Australia) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,258, 3 June 2018

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1.85 : 1
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