Breathing

Breathing
Breathing

Year

2011

Duration

90 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

German

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Synopsis

An Austrian teenager struggles to escape the guilt of his past in this thoughtful and deliberately paced rites-of-passage tale. 19-year-old loner Roman Kogler is attempting to come to terms with his tragic childhood, and also an act of violence that’s left him serving time in a youth detention centre. Unless he proves himself employable, he’s unlikely to get parole; prompting him to take an unpleasant, day-release job shifting bodies in Vienna’s city morgue. Initially, Roman’s untouched by his subsequent daily encounters with death, until the arrival of one particular female corpse sets him off on a poignant journey of discovery and atonement.

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15 Classification

This film contains strong bad language.

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