Breathing (2011)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 39

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AKA: Atmen
Directed by: Karl Markovics
Starring: Thomas Schubert (Roman Kogler), Gerhard Liebmann (Probation officer), Georg Friedrich (Co-worker), Karin Lischka (Mother), Luna Mijovic (Girl on train)
Country: Austria; Effed Up European Movies
Language: German (Eng Subs); Effed Up German Cinema
Runtime: 01:29:58
Genres: Misery-Depressing, Juvenile, Necro-related

Plot – Spoilers:
At one point in the film, a character says, Hell is other people.

Pretty much eighteen-year-old, Roman’s worldview as he drags himself through his days at a juvenile centre that’s been his institutional home from the age of 14. On the surface, he seems like a special bastard to whom everything needs to be told twice. He doesn’t interact with the other inmates, and everyone, including some of the guards, know to keep their distance.

Roman’s parole hearing is up in a couple of weeks, and having been unsuccessful at holding a job, he finally finds one that unnerves, yet interests him enough – at the city morgue. Perhaps it’s the silence of the dead people, the initial coldness of his work colleagues and the fact that a group of men need to cooperate and work together, mostly in silence, to get the job done. For someone like Roman, who’s been in state-run facilities all his life, maybe it just fits right. Whatever the reason, for a change, Roman turns up to work diligently, to the surprise of his probation officer who actually gives a shit, more than you’d expect him to.

Breathing follows Roman’s daily routines almost repetitively, and yet, does so without boring you. You always feel there’s something of importance just round the corner and this is probably down to the performance from the leads.

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Mister Keychain
Mister Keychain
March 19, 2024 2:01 pm

Man this movie was brutally boring.

z666
z666
March 18, 2024 2:52 am

really sucked

KiNgObEaR
KiNgObEaR
March 15, 2024 4:07 am

glub glub

babybatt
babybatt
March 10, 2024 6:11 pm

Depressing. I personally just wanted to give the poor boy a hug, it was really over for him from the start, but the end has made me hopeful. Good film, especially considering it was Thomas Schubert’s first big acting gig. He has really expressive big eyes

poopooboy
poopooboy
March 8, 2024 1:58 am

I pooooooo that bed every damn day

Kyra
Kyra
March 7, 2024 5:14 pm

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RegUsr
RegUsr
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zardoz875
zardoz875
March 4, 2024 10:19 am

I cum ATMEN

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
March 3, 2024 8:14 pm

The blurb in the description is pretty accurate although I did find it to be somewhat boring. It’s SLOW! It’s sort of like The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael but slightly duller. The production, cinematography and soundtrack are all top notch. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately but suddenly I feel a strong desire to take a nap…

gooner
gooner
March 3, 2024 7:07 pm

he has a nice ass

Veronika
Veronika
March 2, 2024 9:41 am

Thank god for institutions and orphanages. He would kill more persons and not work a day i his life if there is no institutions. If his mamma decided to take care of him he would be a burde to society

zardoz875
zardoz875
March 1, 2024 3:32 am

wow! a movie where nothing happens! i thought at least he’d fuck his mother! BORING!!!

captain monkey
captain monkey
February 29, 2024 9:26 pm

pls like my comment i need attention

fred fat
fred fat
February 25, 2024 5:21 pm

prefer the sequel batmen

secretsanta
secretsanta
February 24, 2024 11:19 am

Not a movie I would have expected on this site, more of a “good will hunting” kinda vibe but still enjoyed it.

Harry Peters
Harry Peters
February 24, 2024 9:24 am

judging by the cover, this looks pretty gay… I’m In!!!

[MiK-E]
[MiK-E]
February 23, 2024 10:56 pm

Boring but not bad

A Penis
A Penis
February 23, 2024 5:47 pm

I made a comment.

fred fat
fred fat
February 23, 2024 4:09 pm

this made me suffocate