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BREATHING

by Karl Markovics

synopsis

Roman Kogler, 18, is serving time in a juvenile detention center. He has already served half of his sentence, and could be released on probation, but his chances are poor: he doesn’t have family, and seems incapable of coping with society. After many failed attempts, Roman finds a probation job at the municipal morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name. Even though it soon turns out that she is not his mother, Roman wonders about his past for the first time and starts looking for his mother.

international title: Breathing
original title: Atmen
country: Austria
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Karl Markovics
film run: 90'
release date: DE 08/12/2011, FR 14/03/2012, UK 20/04/2012
screenplay: Karl Markovics
cast: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Gerhard Liebmann, Georg Friedrich, Stefan Matousch
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Alarich Lenz
costumes designer: Caterina Czepek
producer: Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak
production: EPO Film
backing: Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), Austria ilm Institute, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria (FISA), Cine Styria, MEDIA Programme
distributor: Thimfilm GmbH, ASC Distribution, Verve Pictures
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