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6 Days on the Croisette
3.7
332 Ratings

Breathing

Atmen

Directed by Karl Markovics
Austria, 2011
Drama
  • German
  • English
6 Days on the Croisette

Synopsis

Roman is serving time in a juvenile detention center. After half of his term, Roman is released on probation and, after many failed attempts, he finds a job at the morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name, and he begins to wonder about his past.

Our take

Our 3rd day on the Croisette brings us to Austria, where some of the most accomplished dramas of existential self-discovery have arisen in recent years. Shortly after Revanche, there was Breathing: a sympathetic and deeply felt portrait of a juvenile relocating his place in an imperfect society.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2011 | Winner: Label Europa Cinemas

Toronto International Film Festival

2011

São Paulo International Film Festival

2011 | Winner: Best Feature Film (International Jury Award)

BFI London Film Festival

2011

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