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Breathing (2011)

Atmen (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 31 August 2012 (USA)
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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.

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Karl Markovics

Writer:

Karl Markovics (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Schubert ... Roman Kogler
Karin Lischka Karin Lischka ... Margit Kogler
Georg Friedrich ... Rudolf Kienast
Gerhard Liebmann ... Walter Fakler
Stefan Matousch Stefan Matousch ... Gerhard Schorn
Luna Zimic Mijovic Luna Zimic Mijovic ... Mona (as Luna Mijovic)
Georg Veitl Georg Veitl ... Jürgen Hefor
Klaus Rott Klaus Rott ... Leopold Wesnik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johann Bednar Johann Bednar ... Schlossermeister
Michael Duregger Michael Duregger ... Polizist #2
Elena Dörfler Elena Dörfler ... Roberta Fakler
Lukas Fuchs Lukas Fuchs ... Ikea customer with hat
Magdalena Kronschläger ... Junge Frau
Louis Markovics Louis Markovics
Reinhold G. Moritz Reinhold G. Moritz ... Josef Kallinger
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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.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

31 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breathing See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$949, 2 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,342, 14 October 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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A sublimely done drama
2 August 2012 | by xcentaurxSee all my reviews

Austria has been hitting aces with films like THE COUNTERFEITERS and REVANCHE and again with BREATHING, the country proves it has got what it takes to be considered amongst quality film making countries.

The film is small and poignant driven by a brave, bold and haunting performance by Thomas Schubert. The boy delves deep into the character and comes up with a nuance and sincerely enriched performance stating that he clearly lived every second of the film and literally felt the character making him able to wear the character over himself like a costume.

The supporting cast was adequate and served their purpose decently.

Karl Markovics is a known actor who inspired me with his acting skills in THE COUNTERFEITERS but here he comes up with an even better film and inspires with his directing and writing skills. The scenes were meticulously crafted, the feelings of the reclusive lead character were so rich that one watching the film can easily feel the mental pain and torture that he goes through.

The scenes i like best were when the Schubert releases the trapped bird, it carefully tells how his character has evolved into someone less brutal and caring person.

The score by Herbert Tucmandl and cinematography by Martin Gschlacht was cool and provided with the accurate mood of the film; dense, low but yet beautiful.

This movie might not be appealing to everyone but the lovers of art-drama films will surely cherish this small gem from Austria.


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