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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Pymo's rating of the film Breathing

    Take a big breath and try to live...

  2. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Breathing

    (3.5 stars) A great contemplation of the many aspects of the nature of death and dying. Wonderful performances and a unique character-based tale.

  3. Phat Nguyen's rating of the film Breathing

    "Breathing" has cinematic ways of making the implicited emotions explicite. The cinematography of the scene when Roman met his mother for the last time at the train station is well arranged, which produce a lot of meanings. Although the last scene is kind of a cliché, the rest is sensitive enough to give the audience feelings about the journey of finding identity.

  4. Kamran's rating of the film Breathing

    A tense, high form--high concept Dardenne-esque drama from Austria which uses metaphor and tragic lyricism to elucidate a tremendously unique and painstaking come of age. 84/100 - Great.

  5. astygianelysium's rating of the film Breathing

    Like watching a disaster unfold in spectacular slow-motion. No amount of knowing what's going to happen narratively prepares you for the stifling feeling of freedom taken away and tenderness given back, but only in small portions, clandestinely. The undertaker may be boorish and emotionally stunted, but he knows how to how to handle a corpse with all the delicacy and respect the living don't deserve.

  6. Knickerson's rating of the film Breathing

    Wonderful character study and interesting themes of death and loss.

  7. msmichel's rating of the film Breathing

    Solid debut directorial effort from actor Karl Markovics. Telling the tale of a young offender going through the parole process and getting a job as a mortuary attendant while he looks into finding his birth mother who gave him up at a young age. A film like this depends on the performances and novice Thomas Schubert connects as young Roman with his blank expressions that hides a glimmer of hope for his future.

  8. Vinegar Factory's rating of the film Breathing

    Very moving, very beautiful and very convincing. This is a must see. The music is perfect for the naturally understated quality of this film. The cinematography is wonderful and elegant - yet there are fantastic touches of humor that sneak in and give us a breath within the tension and grittiness of the story. The tie scene had me weeping in it's sweetness.

  9. Darrell Chaddock's rating of the film Breathing

    Excellent film that explores the consequences of being born unwanted and growing up unloved. This is a universal theme that affects some unfortunate people in all countries and cultures. Living such a life is the ultimate tragedy for anyone to have to endure.

  10. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Breathing

    This film is as austrian as one can get. The strange and morbid fascination for dead bodies, twisted family stories and often for bad taste. But here is something else. This first film offers some behind the scene humanity that is not cheap or fake. When Seidl meets the Dardennes (for the best).

  11. ADZERTY's rating of the film Breathing

    Sobre et sensible, élaboré : beaucoup de plans sonnent justes et donnent le sentiment de surgir exactement quand il le faut.

  12. Max le Moko's rating of the film Breathing

    Un bon film, même s'il met un peu de temps à démarrer. On finit par s'attacher à ce jeune type qui essaie de s'en sortir en se confrontant au monde des pompes funèbres. Les personnages secondaires sont assez réussis.

  13. Lysa Heurtier's rating of the film Breathing

    Beau film, simple, subtil et délicat.

  14. Axel's rating of the film Breathing

    La mort, qui fait appel à nos sentiments les plus profonds, est traitée de la manière la plus prosaïque et crue, sans cérémoniel, ce qui crée un malaise très inattendu, accentué par la relation avec la mère. Le sujet est hautement intéressant, mais le film est très lent à démarrer. Le scénario manque un peu de piquant et laisse malheureusement place à beaucoup de longueurs.

  15. cyrikelly's rating of the film Breathing

    Un bon film qui évoque la vie tourmentée d'un jeune adulte sans tomber dans le pathos. La réalisation est bien maîtrisée.

  16. Jean-Jacques Dusuzeau's rating of the film Breathing

    Chouette film, super bien interprété, bien cadré.

  17. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film Breathing

  18. GoSpeedGo!'s rating of the film Breathing

    That scene with the girl on the train, the way they handled the thing with the glove... made me cry. The whole film is subtly beautiful.

  19. dave gunn's rating of the film Breathing

    I don't think the synopsis on here is very good. Anyway, this was a very sad film, beautifully shot and wonderfully acted. I hoped for a more conclusive ending, though.

  20. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Breathing

    A director to keep an eye on. Review and rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2012/06/breathing-2011.html

  21. christo's rating of the film Breathing

    Hervorragende Arbeit, Herr Markovics. Vielen Dank für diesen Film.

  22. oldeuboi's rating of the film Breathing

  23. Matt Richards's rating of the film Breathing

    This subtle and meditative directorial debut by Austrian actor Karl Markovics about a troubled boy from juvenile detention who takes a job with a morgue reveals itself artfully, one layer at a time. Performances are all quite good, photography solid and my only gripe was the fake smoking. 3.5 stars

  24. Angga Caesar's rating of the film Breathing

    Kind of movie that you watched and will stuck on your mind for a while. Extraordinary.

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