The inspiring true love story of Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

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Andy Serkis

Writer:

William Nicholson (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Robin Cavendish
Claire Foy ... Diana Cavendish
Ed Speleers ... Colin Campbell (as Edward Speleers)
Tom Hollander ... Bloggs Blacker / David Blacker
David Butler David Butler ... Estate Manager
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ... Dr. Don McQueen
Miranda Raison ... Mary Dawney
Camilla Rutherford ... Katherine Robertson
Andre Jacobs ... Governor
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Governor's Wife
Charles Streeter ... RAF Lyneham Medic
Penny Downie ... Tid
Amit Shah ... Dr. Khan
Jonathan Hyde ... Dr. Entwistle
Emily Bevan ... Nurse Margaret
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When Robin (Andrew Garfield) is struck down by polio at the age of twenty-eight, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's (Claire Foy's) twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together, raising their young son, travelling, and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by Bleecker Street

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With Her Love, He Lived See more »


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including some bloody medical images | See all certifications »

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Andrew Garfield stayed in character in between takes. Claire Foy would even scratch his itches. See more »

Goofs

They have a scene of them driving down the road in the van that shows the date 1965 and the song in the background is of Lee Marvin singing "I was born under a Wandering Star". That song came out with the movie Paint My Wagon in 1969 four years later. See more »

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[arriving in Spain after flying out from Britain following the Cavendishes' emergency call and finding them partying obythe roadside despite the broken ventilator]
Teddy Hall: You could at least have the decency to be on the point of death.
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Gloria All'Egitto, Ad Iside
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Public Domain
Conducted by Jonel Perlea
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Breathe: a British top-notch Production.
2 January 2018 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

If I may give an advice to you, don't read anything about this film. Just watch it: the less you know, the more you'll be wonderfully surprised.

Perhaps all you'd like to know is that it's a British top-notch production, based on a really interesting (true) story, with a flawless script and an excellent cast. A very entertaining 112 minutes.

And yes: Tom Hollander is playing the Blacker twins. Both of them. And they sing together 'Goodbye-ee'.

Enjoy.


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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,285, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$490,131

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,026,154
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2.76 : 1
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