The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, 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.
When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana'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, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.Written by
At the end of the film there are some short sequences of Super 8 footage of the real Cavendish family, including Robin and Diana on their wedding day and a family outing to a beach with Robin in his wheelchair. See more »
Andrew Garfield's character, Robin Cavendish is able to talk whilst connected to a ventilator via a tracheotomy. This was made possible through a one way valve called a Passy Muir valve. See more »
[about his motorised wheelchair]
Goes five miles an hour. With a strong wind behind you.
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Breathe is an inspiring and heartwarming story about a man diagnosed with the disease that forever changed his life and the lives of people around him. It is impossible to imagine being trapped in your own body and still somehow stay positive, motivated and change the lives of the people who are equally unfortunate..
Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield did a great job, as well as the supporting cast. The film could maybe have a bigger emotional impact and leave viewers with a bit more after watching it. Breathe is still a solid film with nice photography, pace and the story itself.
Recommended to everyone who like drama film, love stories and films about the triumph of the human spirit.
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