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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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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[Diana is wheeling Robin out of the hospital in his chair]
First Woman: It isn't kind to let them out like that.
Second Woman: On the street, where everyone can see?
Robin Cavendish: Believe me, ladies, my distress is far greater than yours.
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Gloria All'Egitto, Ad Iside
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Public Domain
Conducted by Jonel Perlea
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Inspiring story nicely presented
18 December 2017 | by Lugo1989See all my reviews

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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UK

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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

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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