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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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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 raz√≥n 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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Directorial debut of Andy Serkis. 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 »

Quotes

German Receptionist: [seeing Robin being wheeled into the hotel in his wheelchair] I think he should be in hospital. No?
Bloggs Blacker: You're quite right. No.
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Featured in Projector: Breathe (2017) See more »

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Wand'rin' Star
Written by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe
Performed by Lee Marvin
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Wish they made more spouses like that more often
20 January 2018 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This is a beautifully filmed movie. It's inspiring to watch the devotion of the wife in supporting her husband struck down with polio at age 28. His subsequent efforts to live outside the hospital and advances in a wheelchair with a ventilator attached are quite illuminating. Especially with what happened to Christopher Reeve it is still relevant today. This movie doesn't focus too much on the awful side which is good or it would be too depressing.

The leads are watchable. Claire Foy QE2 of the Crown speaks and acts a lot like she does as Queen Elizabeth. Andrew Garfield isn't one to shy away from difficult roles. Here he speaks with his British accent.

It's a good thing to be reminded about Polio amidst the recent debate whether or no to vaccinate.


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