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Breathe (2014)

Respire (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there's nothing average about how she feels.

Director:

Mélanie Laurent

Writers:

Anne-Sophie Brasme (novel), Julien Lambroschini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joséphine Japy ... Charlie
Lou de Laâge ... Sarah
Isabelle Carré ... Vanessa - la mère de Charlie
Claire Keim ... Laura
Radivoje Bukvic ... Le père de Charlie (as Sasha Bukvic)
Roxane Duran ... Victoire
Thomas Solivérès ... Gastine (as Thomas Solivéres)
Camille Claris ... Delphine
Louka Meliava ... Lucas
Louise Grinberg ... Louise
Fanny Sidney ... Isa
Anne Marivin
Marie Denarnaud ... Marie
Carole Franck ... La mère de Sarah
Alejandro Albarracín ... Esteban
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Storyline

It is tale of two teenage girls who develop an intense and dangerous friendship. Charlie is a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, disillusionment and solitude. When the beautiful and self-confident Sarah arrives and the two become inseparable, Charlie is thrilled to feel alive, fulfilled and invincible in their intense friendship. But as Sarah tires of Charlie and begins to look elsewhere for a new friend, their friendship takes an ominous turn. Written by Mon

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Drama

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Inhale DEEPLY
8 February 2016 | by thegortSee all my reviews

It starts out rather breezy, like an Eric Rohmer film of yore--sunny vacation days at the seaside, relationships not quite in sync, a highly observant drama with beautiful young actors in in believable situations. Soooo French. Will there be a moral to this tale? I will not spoil any further, but suffice it to say that it becomes MUCH more intense, and totally spellbinding.

The acting is phenomenal. The direction stunning, from Melanie Laurent, still in her 30's, a familiar actress who has graced many a production since 1999. (Although NOTHING could have saved the cosmically terrible Inglorious Basterds).

Don't miss this one if nuanced characterizations and intricate plots appeal to you.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breathe See more »

Filming Locations:

Languedoc-Roussillon, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,063, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$42,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,158,695
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.76 : 1
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