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Breath (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama, Sport | 3 May 2018 (Australia)
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After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.

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Simon Baker

Writers:

Gerard Lee (adapted screenplay), Simon Baker (adapted screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Debicki ... Eva
Simon Baker ... Sando
Richard Roxburgh ... Mr. Pike
Rachael Blake ... Mrs. Pike
Jacek Koman ... Karl Loon
Megan Hajjar ... Karen (as Megan Smart)
Samson Coulter Samson Coulter ... Pikelet
Ben Spence Ben Spence ... Loonie
Brock Fitzgerald Brock Fitzgerald ... Slipper
Miranda Frangou Miranda Frangou ... Queenie
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Storyline

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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Drama | Sport

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Oddech See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,258, 3 June 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,108, 5 July 2018
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1.85 : 1
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The film is narated by original story author, Tim Winton (as a grown up Pikelet). See more »

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Breathtaking!
7 May 2018 | by doctor_trishSee all my reviews

A coming of age novel, for years this book languished on my bookshelves in spite of the exhortations from my daughter to read it. In expectation of seeing the film, I read it over a weekend and was captivated although wasn't a fan of Tim Winton before I read "Breath". The film is faithful to the book apart from the sanitizing of auto-erotic asphyxiation. Spoiler alert so I won't say any more. The film is masterful: Simon Baker's direction and his performance as Sando is believable and superlative; the young men playing Pikelet and Loonie are superb; the cinematography is beyond belief. Unfortunately, Elizabeth Debicki lets the side down. Looking like a younger, blonde version of Cher, she is barely audible or intelligible. Nonetheless this is a stunning contribution to the Australian film industry's history. Four stars.


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