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Breathe (2017)

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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.

Director:

Andy Serkis

Writer:

William Nicholson (screenplay)
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Cast

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 Charles Streeter ... RAF Lyneham Medic
Penny Downie ... Tid
Amit Shah ... Dr. Khan
Jonathan Hyde ... Dr. Entwistle
Emily Bevan ... Nurse Margaret
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Storyline

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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Una razón para vivir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,285, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$490,131, 14 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,149,789, 1 April 2018
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Imaginarium Productions See more »
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Color

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2.76 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Diana Cavendish: Now, I don't have a farewell speech. You don't mind, do you?
Robin Cavendish: No.
Diana Cavendish: You have given me a wonderful life.
Robin Cavendish: It wasn't quite what you expected.
Diana Cavendish: [chuckles] No.
Robin Cavendish: No, nor me.
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Gloria All'Egitto, Ad Iside
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Conducted by Jonel Perlea
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A beautiful story about true love!
21 June 2018 | by DawnOfCreationSee all my reviews

English isn't my native language, so forgive me in advance:)

I loved this movie. I was impressed by the acting skills of Andrew Garfield, totally believable. Claire Foy did a great job too, I think she's a very good actress, I have to admit that at times I found it difficult to not see Queen Elisabeth in her.

The story line was a bit rushed though, their relationship didn't really develop on the screen and for me it was hard to believe she really loved him in the very beginning of the film. But towards the end it was totally believable. One thing I missed was a great score, the music was almost absent, they should have asked Rachel Portman for the soundtrack (Never Let Me Go). But hey, that's just my opinion.

I shed some tears at the end.. It's a story about true love! Go watch it, you won't regret it!


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