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Respire (2014)

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 Joséphine Japy ... Charlie
Lou de Laâge ... Sarah
Isabelle Carré ... Vanessa - la mère de Charlie
Claire Keim Claire Keim ... Laura
Radivoje Bukvic ... Le père de Charlie (as Sasha Bukvic)
Roxane Duran ... Victoire
Thomas Solivérès Thomas Solivérès ... Gastine (as Thomas Solivéres)
Camille Claris Camille Claris ... Delphine
Louka Meliava Louka Meliava ... Lucas
Louise Grinberg Louise Grinberg ... Louise
Fanny Sidney Fanny Sidney ... Isa
Anne Marivin
Marie Denarnaud ... Marie
Carole Franck Carole Franck ... La mère de Sarah
Alejandro Albarracín Alejandro Albarracín ... Esteban
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$42,297, 13 December 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.76 : 1
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Intense stuff
23 December 2015 | by dibeyenduSee all my reviews

A classroom discussion on passion, right at the beginning of the movie, gives an indication of what's to follow. Passion in excess is dangerous says the teacher, in response to our lead character's question, but alas, passion by it's very nature is prone to excess. Controlled passion is near impossible. So it is with our introverted self-controlled, studious heroine, who tries to bring her feelings for her classmate under control. But the other girl just won't let her be, not knowing low close to the edge she's pushing things. The French students in this movie make for a refreshing change from the way high school students are depicted in Hollywood movies. Here, they are fairly mature, intelligent, interested in their studies, never bullying, certainly not hyper sexed. Why haven't I given it a 10? Well, as another reviewer said, you do wonder at times during the movie what the point of it all is...


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